|An education for the poor, but the teachers teach that they don't have to feel shame due to their lack of financial status||The setting is as compelling and memorable as the characters, and a rare window into a world we know little about|
|An important book in terms of educating others about situations around the world||- too many useless sub-arches|
5 stars Reading my backlog in 2019: Book 8! An Indonesian film adaptation of the novel released in 2008.15
|Hirata has contributed significantly to the development of modern Indonesian literature and, by sharing his story, has had a great impact on tourism, with special tours enabling you to retrace the steps of this novel, now in place|
|This delightful, inspiring book has a fable-like quality that reminds us why we love stories— heartwarming stories, funny stories, stories that remind us of the precious things in life||'Laskar Pelangi' was a phenomenal success when published in Indonesia in 2005, an immediate bestseller, spawning a TV series and film|
The two geniuses in their group ended up living in poverty, their minds wasted.
|And not to mention the life lessons I got from this book||The rainbow curved, resembling millions of maidens wearing colorful kebayas jumping down into a remote lake, hiding bashfully because of their beauty|
|The children, the Rainbow Troops, will capture your heart as Ikal shares their stories, recounting his friends achievements, triumphs and tragedies as they struggle to claim their right to an education||When these are slightly irreverent they can hit the mark in a laugh-out-loud sort of way|
The author does have a talent for apt and humorous descriptions of items, actions or people.