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Mrs. Pollard, St John Fisher RC High School

The Stars at Oktober Bend

The print styles in this book are the first thing that comes to mind: the character Alice's narrative is totally in lower case with Manny's narrative in clear bold type and the usual mix of upper and lower case. Clearly Alice has experienced something that has resulted in an acquired brain injury and we find that Manny is a former child soldier from Sierra Leone now living in the same Australian town as Alice. The individual histories of these two characters dictate the story and how other characters relate to them in the events that happen. I don't want to give too much away as it will spoil this excellent story!

Posted on: 2nd May 2017 at 03:35 pm

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