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Mrs Hart, Kimbolton School

The Stars at Oktober Bend

I'm so glad I picked this book up and persevered; the lack of punctuation and capital letters may put some readers off but stick with it! It is the most beautiful story about two damaged people overcoming adversity. Alice and Manny's voices are unique but you soon get into their way of speaking. I loved the alternating voices and that, even though Alice struggles with speech, she was so eloquent in her writing. An emotional read (you may need tissues) which could have been very dark because of the nature of the topics dealt with but in fact was just the opposite. Superb!

Posted on: 22nd March 2017 at 10:21 am

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