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The Stars at Oktober Bend

The Stars at Oktober Bend is a book which at first I sincerely disliked it but over time all the words and phrases make sense. This book is a book which in my opinion (and me just being a soft person) is very moving and can really open up your mind. I said the same thing in another review I did for Bone Sparrow but this is different. This makes you feel sympathetic at points. The story's main characters are Alice and Manny. Alice had an accident when she was 12 and it gave her brain damage. She lives with her dying nan and Joey (her adorable brother). Manny is from Sierra Leone, I think he was a soldier at one point and is trying to recover from that. He speaks overly clear English which is a part of his character. Oktober Bend isn't a mis-spelling of October as I first thought, it's a place (the mis-spelling triggered my "ocd" so I had to put this in"
Look The Stars At Oktober Bend is a beautiful book and very emotional at some points when you really come to terms with what the characters go through in their daily lives but it can get very confusing if you don't take your time and take breaks to process the information. It also takes a long time to read so if you don't like reading long books this is not for you. On the upper hand though it is a good book and I would recommend this to anyone. If I were to rate this I would give it a 7/10

Posted on: 30th April 2017 at 05:24 pm

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