Sungguh Aku Mengerti
by Amisha Dania
This would be the 'closing' novel of 2011 for me.
Danisha Khalida was raped by her stepfather when she was 11 years old. With nothing to offer for her future husband, she was not keen towards the opposite sex until there came Tengku Isma Danish.
Danish who was married the time he and Danisha met knew that he was falling in love at first sight. At the same time, his marriage to Rozita was coming to an end which eventually ended when Rozita was involved in an accident and die.
The same feelings they had towards each other and no one in the way to interfere with their relationship, let's just say that everything is so smooth. Too smooth that i kept on telling myself that this is all fiction, which it is. The only 'critical' time in this novel is when Danish introduced Danisha to his royalty family and when Danisha's mum came back into their life but as i said before, it's too smooth..
From the starting of the novel, everything is straight forward which is both good and bad (for an avid reader like myself). It's kindda like Cinderella-type story; a girl raped by the stepdad, raised in the orphanage, met her prince in shining armor, got married and lived happily ever after. If i want to compare it with any other novels, it's really disappointing. Don't get me wrong, the storyline is interesting but somehow the way the writer expressed it in writing ain't that great.
Most of the characters were kindda blury, shall i say. For me, there is so much missing link in this novel that at some point i was wondering whether the writer was in so much of a hurry to finish this novel and submit it to the editor.