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Sasha, John Mason School - Abingdon

The Stars at Oktober Bend

Pure elegance. This dainty, light hearted novel had me pleasantly surprised. When I first saw the Carnegie books I wasn’t intrigued but as I got deeper into the book, the more and more I enjoyed it.
The Stars at Oktober Bend is a about a girl called Alice who had an unfortunate injury due to men hurting her. This injury affected her speech but she eventually learns to express herself on paper. Little did she know her poems would change her world. As life seems to hit rock bottom, her world is turned upside down by a mysterious boy called Manny. In the book they fall in love and face the endeavours of life hand in hand.
I like this book as it is descriptive and battles the troubles of life in 1st person. This made it easier for the reader, in this case me, to understand what is going through their mind and how specific events affect us. To improve this book I would have had a more intriguing opening however I rate this esteemed novel 9/10.

Posted on: 8th April 2017 at 07:26 pm

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