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Sunshine Becomes You

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  9,000 ratings  ·  765 reviews
“Walaupun tidak ada hal lain di dunia ini yang bisa kaupercayai, percayalah bahwa aku mencintaimu. Sepenuh hatiku.”

Ini adalah salah satu kisah yang terjadi di bawah langit kota New York…
Ini kisah tentang harapan yang muncul di tengah keputusasaan…
Tentang impian yang bertahan di antara keraguan…
Dan tentang cinta yang memberikan alasan untuk bertahan hidup.

Awalnya Alex Hiran
Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
Published February 2nd 2012 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama
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Stefanie Sugia
I CRIED. well i guess it's not a surprise, because i've known Ilana Tan as someone who can write a story that plays well with the reader's heart. and i think this book is BETTER than - if not as good as - the 4 Seasons series. the story is not that complicated actually, but the emotions are just unbelievable! i still can't believe how much i cried while finishing the book... i've been reading a lot of emotional books lately, but this one made me cry the most. so without further rant about my cry ...more
Tessa Intanya
Feb 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
I finished reading this book last weekend. I enjoyed it. Not as much as I enjoyed Ms. Tan’s previous novels… I don’t think there’s any particular difference between ‘Sunshine Becomes You’ and her 4 books prior to this. It seems too formulaic. I can’t decide whether this is a good thing or a bad thing for a writer. Does that means that the writer has not develop their writing skill thru the course of time? Or does it simply means that the writer has found his/her style? But won’t that bore the re ...more
Rania Belva
Feb 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Good story :D And yeah, Mia is a very talented and strong woman, i think.
Kims Kimi
Sep 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: borrowed
Setelah semalam suntuk dan berhubung hari terakhir sebelum dikembalikan ke perpus akhirnya selesai juga baca novel ini.

alur cerita lumayan mudah ditebak, tapi satu kekurangan yang bikin aku sedikit kecewa.. ini terasa monoton dan hampir bikin aku berhenti baca di tengah jalan. penggambaran kejadian beserta tokoh-tokohnya terasa mudah dipahami, cuma kejadian akhir yang harusnya menyentuh sekali karena Mia akan pergi untuk selamanya berubah tidak sepenuhnya terasa menyedihkan, kurang nuansa sedih
Nabila Ghaisani
Jul 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: melancholic person
Tear-jerker!!!!!Really,just now i have finished it and start crying endlessly which i love & hate at the same time.Still,great story and Ilana's writing style kept me to follow the flow easily came as best reasons to read this.Just make me more tear-jerkers,Ilana Tan! ...more
Metta Diana
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Sunshine Becomes You. This book is about out of stock in my town and it's hard to find. So< when I found it last night in the bookstore I bought it immediately. I love Ilana's books. They are special for me because of her ability to teel, to write a story which make me want to read it more and more... They are addicting.

This book tells about a musician, Alex Hirano, and a dancer, Mia Clark. It is funny that they know and became close to each other because of a small accident. Yeah.. the readers
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I wished the story ends differently :(

It stirs my heart, just like If I Stay and Where She Went when I read it. It was beautiful, enchanting, and it made me love Ilana Tan even more. I read her Season Series and I was beyond fascinated, loving the way Ilana Tan creates a story in other countries, but still mentioning Indonesia in the process.

Alex Hirano is a pianist, and he meets Mia Clark, a contemporary dancer. Mia accidentally
Nerissa Jiemas
Apr 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
first of all,this is my first time to write a review, so i would apologize first if i made a lot of grammatical errors and sound boring in writing.
well actually its not a new book but i think Sunshine becomes you is a wonderful story wrote. Ilana Tan, the author is good at describing the situation and the feelings of each character, and besides the stories end unpredictably with Mia's dead :(
I could even feel what Alex feel when he watch the videos. :(
So all I wanna say is you must read this boo
Livia Xu
Jul 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
1 star : untuk format penulisan yg rapi, jelas, dan sedikitnya jumlah typo. I like it when Ilana explain about each characters feeling :)
2 star : untuk karakter Mia Clark dan Alex Hirano. I dunno, I just love everything about Mia (except her biggest problem of life IYKWIM) Her personality, how she can be so strong and always cheerful. Oh and I cannot explain how much I adore man like Alex who show his feelings through actions and not words. I know Alex is kinda bossy and over confident etc but
Theresia Ekasari
Jan 13, 2017 rated it liked it
It's light reading which flows nicely. Standard romantic story. ...more
Gina Azka
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
this a good book,I THINK SO!
and I slay this a excellent book
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love it
Rio Ganara
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This very nice book, i never bored read this many times
Jun 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Alex Hirano is a cold man who can be broken by a girl named Mia Clark. His younger brother, Ray Hirano, also loved Mia Clark. But Mia Clark only fell in love with Alex Hirano who was very ignorant. But everything changed when Mia Clark had to be an assistant at Alex Hirano's apartment. The feeling grows and grows. However, Alex Hirano does not know whether Mia Clark also has the same taste as him. That feeling was revealed when Mia Clark made a video for the last time.

llana Tan always gives her
Novita Arlika
Nov 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Before I saw the movie, I never read the book. I found the book in my e-book subscription, year after our first met in the cinema. Turns out to figure out how the original story.

Not sure when I read about the main male character, Alex Hirano. I doubt he never exists since it's weird for people to have a personality like him. So I found this one is not real. But again, it was fiction, right?

Then, there is no enough explanation about Mia Clark's disease. It left me to question what type of heart p
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
Im sorry for the hardcore outhere, but honestly i give 2 stars because when i heard Ilana Tan was going to published a new book, i expect a masterpiece. I already read her 4 seasons work and i love all of them, but this book, i actually dissapointed. I dont know, its so thick. I force myself to complete this and whosh whosh its a very cruel ending. She gives us a little hope in the very last chapter just to throw us away, huft.
Hany Vilienster
Feb 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Unfortunately i didnt enjoy this book as much as i love the previous 4 books.
Everything was fine at the beginning, i liked the writing style, but then it seems like the author suddenly want to end the story in a hurry.
Aug 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-read
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Rusmita Aeni
Sep 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Idk but it's not touching at the end. I still satisfy with the story, it's light and happy and joy. But yeah, it still a good book to read. Thanks, ilana. ...more
wanderlust reader
Jan 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
best books of my coming of age era!
Mika Arief
Mar 21, 2021 rated it liked it
I already know about what will happen with the story, but I didn't it would be out of my expectation. Deeply hurt my feelings. ...more
May 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
eerrr, I damn in love with Ilana Tan.
The feeling come first when I start to read her tetralogy novel. So awesome. Then, I just get out to the near storebook when I knew this book launched.

Sunshine becomes you. I love the title MUCH. Always have bright eyes if heard sound like shine and another else and emm *forget it

The story is start from the girl named Mia who meet with Alex Hirano. The pianist, musicist, what else called who descrip who the profession. Mia broke Alex's hand. that day become v
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Nov 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: teenlit
I've always like the way Ilana Tan express her story. She doesn't use complicated words, nor street words, and that makes her books look smart.

Alex Hirano (as expected from the name) adalah pianis terkenal keturunan Jepang-Amerika. He's that cold-secretly-kind-hearted guy. Sedangkan Mia Clark (yg juga keturunan Asia-Amerika) adalah perempuan menarik berhati lembut dan bekerja sebagai penari kontemporer. Their love story went smoothly from irritation to actually fall in love to each other. Reali
Feb 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
So touching! I couldn't believe Ilana made me cried again >,<

The story is so amazing! Well, deep inside Alex Hirano is a nice guy. He just had trouble to express it. And Mia Clark... Whoa! She's the luckiest girl ever! I envy her--just some parts, not everything--so much!

If only I had more time to spare, I want to read this again, and again, and again

Anyways, I love this book so much! Thank you, Ilana Tan!
Clarissa Candrian
Dec 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Dear Ilana,
mulai bosan nih dengan plot kamu. Sudah baca novel 4 musim dan hampir semuanya sama.
There's always something hidden by one or two characters.
I'm getting bored!!!
Overall, Sunshine Becomes You is another good sad-ending novel.
Kalau kalian memang suka baca novel yang sedih, this is quite good, I guess.
Tapi geregetnya ga kayak Autumn in Paris.. *justsaying

Melati Budiana Putri
Aug 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
have you ever watched 'Music and Lyrics' ? hmm. that movie has a same beginning with this novel. A pianist versus his 'maid'. I thought I could predict its ending. again and again, Ilana Tan always has a great way to twist the story. full of art thingy and yes, it feels like you spend your life in New York. so descriptive. ...more
Odilia Christy
Jan 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
No doubt, this is one of the best novels I have ever read. Totally love it. Because of this book, I went back to the book store the day after I bought this book to buy other novels by Ilana Tan.
I really like the way Ilana tell the story; ot was super easy and light. Too bad I left this book back in my home, which is 20 hours away by plane. I really want to re-read this amazing masterpiece.
Nov 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Another great story from Ilana Tan. I love the love triangle aspect of the book and the progression of the characters. Although this isn't my favorite book of hers, I'll always love Ilana's work and look forward to her next releases. I just wish she publish books more frequently but who am I to complain. ...more
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Ilana Tan adalah seorang novelis Indonesia yang dikenal karena menulis 4 novel roman yang masing-masing novelnya disajikan dengan cerita yang latarnya berbeda-beda. Novel Ilana Tan memiliki keunikan, yaitu tokoh-tokoh dari novel yang satu dengan novel yang lainnya saling berkaitan.[1]
Novel pertamanya berjudul Summer in Seoul, novel keduanya berjudul Autumn in Paris, novel ketiganya berjudul Winter

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