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Misha, ASAP Bookworms

The Stars at Oktober Bend

I was really pleased that Alice was a creative poet, artist and observer because this fitted with her behind the scenes life, where she hid away, rather than the original Alice who sung (see author's note at end of book) which made her out to be a performer in the lime-light. The character's back stories didn't become apparent until the second half of the book, which was also the point at which the storyline really started. The themes through the book are important, because they make us aware of horrific situations around the world. The first half of the book was written very slowly and it was hard to understand what was happening. However, having read the book and knowing what happens, I would be prepared to put up with the poetic but dragging start, and read the book again. It is a truly beautiful book, delicately written and certainly a contender for the medal.

Posted on: 16th June 2017 at 12:59 pm

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