For everyone who love classical stories
from many centuries until millenium
with some great story-teller around the world
these is just some compilation of epic-stories
that I've read and loved so many times
... an everlasting stories and memories ...


Wednesday, August 15, 2012



"PAY IT FORWARD" by Catherine Ryan Hyde 

I've been watching again this movies last week, and still crying at the end, even this my fourth time watching it. After so long give-up on searching this book, then again I saw it "again" on Melisa's Blog ... Can anyone give me this book pleases??  *side-effect-after-blogwalking*

Review :
Catherine Ryan Hyde's Pay It Forward takes as its premise the bumper-sticker phrase "Think Globally, Act Locally" and builds a novel around it. The hero of her story is young Trevor McKinney, a 12-year-old whose imagination is sparked by an extra-credit assignment in Social Studies: "Think of an idea for world change, and put it into action." Trevor's idea is deceptively simple: do a good deed for three people, and in exchange, ask each of them to "pay it forward" to three more. "So nine people get helped. Then those people have to do twenty-seven.... Then it sort of spreads out." Trevor's early attempts to get his project off the ground seem to end in failure: a junkie he befriends ends up back in jail; an elderly woman whose garden he tends dies unexpectedly. But even after the boy has given up on his plan, his acts of kindness bear unexpected fruit, and soon an entire movement is underway and spreading across America.

Trevor, meanwhile, could use a little help himself. His father walked out on the family, and his mother, Arlene, is fighting an uphill battle with alcoholism, poor judgment in men, and despair. When the boy's new Social Studies teacher, Reuben St. Clair, arrives on the scene, Trevor sees in him not only a source of inspiration for how to change the world, but also the means of altering his mother's life. Yet Reuben has his own set of problems. Horribly scarred in Vietnam, he is reluctant to open himself up to the possibility of rejection--or love. Indeed, the relationship between Arlene and Reuben is central to the novel as these two damaged people learn to "pay forward" the trust and affection Trevor has given them.

Hyde tells her tale from many different perspectives, using letters, diary entries, and first- and third-person narratives from the various people whose lives Trevor's project touches. Jerry Busconi, for example, the addict Trevor tried to help, one night finds himself talking a young woman out of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge: 
I'm a junkie, Charlotte. I'm always gonna be a junkie. I ain't never gonna be no fine, upstanding citizen. But then I thought, hell. Just pay it forward anyway. Kid tried to help me. Okay, it didn't work. Still, I'm trying to help you. Maybe you'll jump. I don't know. But I tried, right? But let me tell you one thing. I woke up one morning and somebody gave me a chance. Just outta nowhere. It was like a miracle. Now, how do you know that won't happen to you tomorrow? 
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Pay It Forward is reminiscent of Frank Capra's classic It's a Wonderful Life. Like the film, this novel has a steely core of gritty reality beneath its optimism: yes, one person can make a difference, can help to make the world a better place, but sickness, pain, heartache, and tragedy will still always be a part of the human condition. If at times Hyde stumbles a bit while negotiating the razor-thin line between honest feeling and sentimentality, it's generally not for long. And the occasional lapse into artificially colored emotion can be forgiven when weighed against the courage it takes to write so unabashedly hopeful a story in such cynical times. --Sheila Bright 

( source : www.fantasticfiction.uk ) 

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This stories not only touch me about the tragedy ... but when I watched this movie for the first time many-many years ago, I'm on the middle of being 'as soon as possible' on mental-breakdown because of the situasion on work. I'm an idealistic person, so naive and so overwhelmed with to many mission that can change the world (yes, I'm that young and naive) until at some point, I'm question my self --- what am I doing with this people that never care about someone else than themself ?? Just when I decide to left everthing behind, message on this movie makes my 'brain' suddenly clear, you can achieve anything with many different ways, just hold on that BIG Dreams and your Goals fo Life !!! So this stories, you can say it, had change my perspective, change my life too ...

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  1. ahhh ini filmnya sedih bangeeet =( kayanya bukunya sama menyedihkan nya deh huhu

    1. Iya, sudah nonton 4 kali, masih nangis terus huhuhu, bokap aja wkt ikutan nonton juga nangis ...

  2. pernah nonton filmnya dan sukaaa..

  3. wah aku jadi penasaran sama buku dan filmnya. ^^

    1. ini filmnya jadul banget mbak, aq nemu wkt di makassar, di pulau jawa ubek-ubek ngak aja, bukunya pernah diterjemahkan tapi lebih jadul lagi :(

  4. Film favoritku. Ada bukunya? mau baca :)