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Muna, Swanshurst School

The Stars at Oktober Bend

This is a heartwarming story about a girl who dreams of flying and a boy who is forever running. Their paths intwine as they seek true friendship and sense a kindred spirit despite the dark shadows of their tragic pasts looming over them- always reminding them of what they've lost...

My first impressions of this book was verging on a "I don't really understand what's going on" to a "I STILL don't understand what on earth the writer is struggling to convey?" on a scale of first impressions as the reader is introduced to a totally new structure that can be hard to follow, however, as the plot thickens (as sherlock homes would say) you'll realise that it reflects the personality and state of mind of Alice due to her disability which I thought was rather clever. Another thing that I disagree with is that overall there wasn't a sense of action or excitement but instead a sort of peaceful tone set throughout the story. In conclusion, I rather enjoyed this book but I have to admit I was a little perplexed at some parts of the story but I would still recommend this book if you're intrigued by realism and the theme of facing difficulties in life both mentally and physically.

Posted on: 9th May 2017 at 07:17 pm

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