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Maddie, Spalding High School

The Stars at Oktober Bend

The Stars at Oktober Bend was a good read but didn’t interest me to the point that I couldn’t put it down. The way it was written was divine because the descriptive text and wording perfectly portrayed the way that the main character (Alice) thinks. At first the grammatical errors and the lower case “I”s frustrated me because I dislike reading mistakes. However, after realizing that they were in fact intentional, I realized that they made the book much better.
The way that they portrayed Alice’s perceptions of her surroundings was delightful to read but also I liked how the writing style changed for the different points of view- it showed a different characters different thought process accurately and was neatly written.
However, because of the amount that the book described the characters thoughts and feelings, I think that the plot could have developed further. Some of the characters lacked interaction. Although there wasn’t much plot, I did enjoy how the author chose not to explain Alice’s history straight away – instead the author chose to leave it to further into the plot but have subtle hints leading up to it.
I thought that the ending ended on an optimistic note but did have enough closure to make a sequel unnecessary. The ending was fitting for the mood throughout the book and was the one that I had personally envisioned.
Overall I found the book to be interesting with very good structure and charming description. I disliked some of the plot but was overall quite good.

Posted on: 14th May 2017 at 09:58 am

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