Taniya, Plashet School
The Stars at Oktober Bend
This book I found was quite appealing to me, with the plotline and sympathy towards Alice. The author had used a writing technique by using language to describe the character itself to which I found worked within this book. But the author's technique reminded me of another book. It was a book who used a technique similar to this. The author had used font to show characters' perspectives are different to others but it didn't really work. However Glenda Millard, the author was able to give a clenching punch within this story. She had used the element quite well with linking towards Alice's brain issue.
It also gives sympathy towards Alice as it shows the difficulty in her life and adds Manny more effectively as the protagonist of Alice's downhearted life. To me I found how the struggle to write some words down affects Alice.
Millard was able to contrast Manny and Alice's personalities and feelings as a escapee, who wants to escape from memories and truth.
Using a poem to draw the characters together was quite effective.
So I'd give this book a thumbs up.
Posted on: 15th May 2017 at 06:19 pm
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