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Arouny, College Pierre et Marie Curie, College Les Hauts Grillets, College Lycee International, British Section

The Stars at Oktober Bend

This novel was beautifully written; Glenda Millard truly gave life to Alice through her poetry, and you could feel that each sentence had been given careful thought.
She also underlined important subjects too, child abuse being one of them. But despite these darker aspects, 'The Stars at Oktober Bend' still had a lighthearted feel to it. It's quite peculiar, actually, how the characters were both grave, which is not surprising considering what the Nightingales and Manny have been through, yet also carefree in their own way. I think this contrast is really what made these characters so loveable to me: even if they'd seen and been through some terrible things, they still had this carefree side to them. As Alice said, despite the many hardships she had to face and the things that made her different from others, she was "still Alice. No more. No less."

Posted on: 8th May 2017 at 01:41 pm

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