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Kate (Kan forever), Kettering Buccleuch Academy

The Stars at Oktober Bend

Meet Alice, a fifteen year old girl with hair as red as and flaming as her passion for poetry. However, she is broken. Meet Manny, a sixteen year old boy trying to cope with permanent scars his family left for him to remember. Fate brings them together when they both notice the Stars at Oktober Bend as well as the Boy Who Runs and the Girl with the Hair. However, their chance at friendship, or even love seems remote whilst they battle their fears. Written in a series of poems bearing great significance to the plot, the comforting but sometimes confusing language can make you weep and laugh at the same time. Even though I had to reread the beginning several times to understand it completely, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and couldn't put it down. It has been one of my favourite Carnegie book along with 'Salt to the Sea' and 'Wolf Hollow'. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading complex stories that unravel as you read them.

Posted on: 17th May 2017 at 04:25 pm

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