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Alexandra , St Augustines Catholic College

The Stars at Oktober Bend

This book follows the story of two young people, each leading unusual lives and leaving behind pasts they want to forget. Alice I a girl stuck in permanent 'twelveness' after a head injury when she was young, and Manny is a boy ,from a war stricken country, who has seen terrible things. When I first picked up the book I wondered if there had been a mistake while printing as there were no capital letters and some of the wording was not quite right; however,after reading on, the style of writing works perfectly for the main story of the book and Alice. I spent the whole time reading it engaged and didn't want to put it down until I found out whether Alice and Manny were safe. Overall I believe that the author did have control of the plot and that the story was well thought through. I particularly enjoyed the poems that Alice wrote. After reading this book I would recommend it to anyone who liked reading about teenage romances with a twist. I'm now hoping the rest of the books are as good as this one and the last book I read!
"and more about words, how they caught me by surprise, raised me in their rushing updraft, lifted me from pen and paper into the clear mid-air, gave me a bird's eye view"
Alice's book of flying (chapter 4, page 11)

Posted on: 1st April 2017 at 05:29 pm

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