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The Stars at Oktober Bend

This book is about a girl called Alice who is abused by 2 boys at the age of 12. After the attack she is stuck at 12, forever standing still. Her attackers left her with a serious head injury and she now has a crazy brain, in her words 'crazy wiring' and messed up speech. The author decides to put Alice's chapters in all lower case, I found this deeply annoying through the book. The other main character, Manny, saw his sister and mother murdered and now feels guilty about the experience. I don't like him because he seems perfect and doesn't have any faults. I thought that the writer wrote sad scenes particularly well. I would give this book 3 stars.

Posted on: 28th April 2017 at 05:07 pm

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