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May, St Helen and St Katharine

The Stars at Oktober Bend

The stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard was an amazing book that was written in an almost perfect way. Although it isn't the sort of thing I'd usually read, I thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it. Some people may find it irritating that all chapters told as Alice had no capital letters. However, I found that it added to her character and just improved the book in general.
The story follows Alice, a girl who obtained severe head injury at the age of 12, and now in some ways, will stay that age forever. The injury to her head also affected her speech so many people fear her, or worse, mock her. As the book progresses, she finds people who will accept her, such as Manny, a boy who loves her for all her flaws, and Tilda, a girl who helps Alice and her struggling family.
I found that every second of this book was beautiful and gripping, and that the topics covered were unusual yet brilliant. However, I wasn't satisfied by the ending, as I felt that there was more to tell. For this I think it deserves a rating of 4/5 stars.

Posted on: 24th April 2017 at 10:52 am

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