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Emily , St Bede's Inter-Church School

The Stars at Oktober Bend

The Stars at Oktober Bend is a really good, but also confusing, book. It is a powerful, beautifully written book about Alice, a fifteen-year-old girl who is rejected by most of the people she lives near. She developed a brain injury, the outcome of an attack, so her words are slow and slurred.
Alice writes poetry, heartfelt, expressive words that allow her to fly. She writes to voice what she cannot say, signing off as ‘anon.’ She leaves the poems around the town. This is how she meets Manny, who reads her poems. Manny is a boy running from his past, and they both begin to heal as a result of their friendship.
However, one thing really annoyed me in this book, and that is the fact that Alice’s chapters have no capital letters at all.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book.

Posted on: 29th April 2017 at 08:18 am

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