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Becca, Northampton Academy

The Stars at Oktober Bend

I am reviewing the Stars at Oktober Bend. Since the beginning I thought I would really like it and it was going to be my favourite book out of the shortlist. When I started reading it I never expected it to be written as well as it is. It was hard to get into as it can be hard at first to understand how Alice writes, for instance she doesn’t use capital letters however, once you understand it, it becomes an amazing book to read. In a way you learn to read how Alice writes as it is like a whole new language as she writes mainly in poems. Before I never really liked poems and found them boring but then you start to see them from a whole new angle. The story idea is creative and captivating and you can’t stop reading. The story is written from two points of view but mainly Alice’s. Alice is an inspiring character and has gone through many hard times but made them through it. I feel Manny helps you understand the story as he writes normally but has also had a bad past. There stories entwine in a really clever way. The story includes many meaningful messages about family and friendship and that no matter how much you feel like no one understands you someone does. Overall I love the book and wish there was a sequel to it. I think it deserves to win and it should definitely become a well known book!

Posted on: 28th March 2017 at 03:08 pm

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