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Summer in Seoul

(Season Series #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  9,648 ratings  ·  584 reviews
Jung Tae-Woo—penyanyi muda terkenal Seoul yang muncul kembali setelah empat tahun menghindari dunia showbiz.

"Aku hanya ingin memintamu berfoto denganku sebagai pacarku," kata Jung Tae-Woo pada gadis di hadapannya.

Sandy alias Han Soon-Hee—gadis blasteran Indonesia-Korea yang sudah mengenali Jung Tae-Woo sejak awal, namun sedikit pun tidak terkesan.

Sandy mengangkat wajahnya
Paperback, 280 pages
Published October 2006 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama
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Mar 01, 2019 rated it liked it
2.5 years ago I read Autumn in Paris which is actually the second book in this series and was absolutely heartbroken. It broke me so bad that I've been hesitating about reading other books by this author. It's time though and I'm glad I did! There were moments when I thought this would end with me sobbing my heart out again but I'm very happy to say that this book was a balm! If you're thinking of reading this series, I'd recommend book 2 first so you have something lovely to look forward to. I' ...more
Alma (Diary of a Booklover)
Hm... This book made me very very happy, but I felt like the quality of the content isn't that great. It reminded me soo much of fanfiction that I can't take it seriously as a book. ...more
Alfindo Sitompul
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nice story, good romance
Helmy Daulat
Yes ... I want your heart come to me
I want to walk into your sad eyes
No ... You can't accept me as easily as it
But I hope you will open your heart and accept me

I could give my day for you
Don't you know that the most precious is just you?

All my love will be the star
that will protect you by your side
I want to sleep with you in the cool night
No much that i have
but I shall give it all to you
Please accept my love and my little dream

Thank you ...
I'll still live for you. Who accept me
Altough the light
Lisa Susanti
Aug 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Hmmm.... Satu - satunya pengarang Chicklit lokal yang saya baca bukunya. Dan (thanks God....!) saya tidak salah pilih.. =) cerita dan tutur yang menarik serta ala Koreanya, mungkin yang membuat cerita ini menarik.

Walaupun ceritanya seems like to good to be true. But hey... all girls always have their imagination, right? And their imagination about prince charming never fade away, I guess.

Sweet and romantic. So.. Enjoy... =)

PS : Don't afraid to use u're imagination while reading this book...
Nov 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have a thing for Ilana Tan's books. I was first introduced to her work by my best friend with this book and I was hooked ever since. I really love her writing style. Also, she does a great job of stirring up our emotions, whether it's happy, sweet or sad moments.

With this book, it left a deep impression for me. This was the book that started my adoration of her work and it has a special place in my heart.
For the story, it was okay now that I think about it. The love story was a bit unrealistic
OceMei Belikova♥
Mar 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, read-in-2010
i've read summer and autumn..
and i can make a statement that mba ilana tan make a really good character for the men..
jung tae woo and tatsuya..
reading summer in seoul feels like i'm watching a korean drama.
its cute!!
try to read ..=]
Jul 26, 2011 rated it liked it
'..and i think about the summer all the beautiful times..'

yes, taylor swift right. summer is the beautiful times. Sandy, the main-character on this book, pretend to be Joong Tae-Woo's girlfriend. JTW is a famous singer in Korea.
Danti Nastiti
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
This one is not a new book, like everybody was talking about this book for long time. I finally interested to read this one of season series from Ilana Tan just because i was wondering how people describe Seoul, silly isn't it? lol. ...more
Oct 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Story about a young woman named Sandy or Han Soon-Hee that was been asked by a male singer to be his pretend 'girlfriend'. ...more
Feb 13, 2009 rated it liked it
This book have a happy ending so I don't really like it, but my boyfriend said this book is cool, he like it. ...more
Linda Malindaa
May 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
nice novelll :DD ~

so simple but touching :')
and also happy ending. i like happy ending actually :b
love this novel So much !
Vienny R.
Sep 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
May 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
love the setting of story :)
Fadlillah Octa Noviari
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Jun Tae-Woo! <3
Oct 15, 2013 marked it as to-read
Jessica Kumala
Nov 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: indonesian
I don't like cheesy romance. It makes me so envy.. ...more
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omoo!!! Sarang hae 😍
Simple and romantic like k-drama
Love it so much. Carving for other title in this series.
Better late (reading this book & series) than never (read it at all). No regret.
Nov 14, 2018 rated it liked it
2.5 actually. But still enjoy the romance.
Jan 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.5 Starts

I would've given 5 starts, but I couldn't even though Ilana Tan is my fave Indonesian author. The first time I read this book, I was really young (around 4th or 5th grade elementary) which not 'aged' enough to understand the whole romanticism stuff. Years later, I'm in college atm, I gave a shot to reread this book and I still felt the warmth delivered by Ilana's diction and the characterizations of each figure.

First, the plot is somehow cliche and fast-driven. It might be understandab
Agustina Leonita
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's about love story but the writer present it in her wonderful way. You'll get a love story that is simple and real. Her diction bring the reader to feel the feeling of story completely. ...more
Dec 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
it's very coll and amazing ...more
Oct 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I've read this book when I was still in highschool. I loved this book back then. I remembered that it was a very dreamy, sweet and made me smile from ear to ear. So I read it again, because who doesn't miss your high school moment?

Well, it was still a good novel. Probably not for my age anymore - kind of unrealistic. For an adult POV, the relationship of Jung Tae Woo and Sandy happened way too sudden(?). Also, I literally laughed when I reached to the accident scenes. If you're Indonesian, then
Neera Puri
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
re-read this again because why not
Apr 17, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, indonesian
One of the very few Indonesian books that I own. Indonesian writers rarely meet my expectations, since usually I don't really dig the themes of their books. The reason I bought this book along with the other three is because of the season-themed titles, and I think I made the right decision.

Sandy or Han Soon-Hee is a Korean-Indonesian girl living in Seoul. She meets a famous singer, Jung Tae-Woo, through a coincidence when his manager accidentally takes her cellphone instead of his. When she ret
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've read this for several times -- maybe 5 times? I don't remember exactly-- and this book are really interesting.
In my opinion, this book is the best 2nd one if I compare with the others book (autumn in Paris, winter in Tokyo, spring in London) but according to some of my friends, they dislike this one if compare with the others. I don't know what is the reason.

anyway, the story of this book is about a girl named Sandy (Han Soon Hee) who is a university student and also a part timer as assista
Sep 30, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: nicetoread
Summer in Seoul ...
Good book while you just wanna relax or alone at your cozy room :)

Well I dont want to review this book, you have to read it by yourself, but for sure,this book is a roller-coaster book, makes u smile also feel sad..

What make me glad is the Happy-ending story :D
Coz its bad isn't it to read novel that has sad-ending? =)
An-Nisa Nur'aini
Jun 15, 2013 rated it did not like it
1,5. I'm not really into teenlit novels but since I had no more haven't-been-read-books to read (at the moment) I decided to check my ebooks library and I found Ilana Tan's collection. I finished reading this book for less than three hours at night. It's a stereotype fanfic story, if I may say, but the author did a good job bringing out matters, though. ...more
Runi Virzia
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
this is a whole new improvisation of kpop fanfic, really. but Ilana Tan knows how to keep the story light, and not cheesy, and you can't compare this one to those fanfics you usually read through net. I love all Ilana Tan's work, gaya penulisannya yang mudah dimengerti, jalan cerita yang make it hard for us to put down the book before we could reach the ending tapi tidak rumit. ...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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