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The Stars at Oktober Bend

I chose this book because the front was very appealing and it looked quite short.
This is a powerful story about a girl called Alice who wants to express herself and a boy called Manny who is basically running from his past. They both meet and fall in love with each other. Here’s a bit more about Alice: she’s as pale as a porcelain doll and it’s like her inside is damaged. She had a brain injury but having said that she loves to write poems. Manny is one year older than Alice. He was once a child soldier, and he has lost his entire family. A very kind couple adopted him and he’s adapting to living in a new country. I found this was a good book! It used lots of powerful and descriptive adjectives and really brought emotion.

Posted on: 13th June 2017 at 09:06 pm

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