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Mrs H, Chobham Academy Book Group

The Stars at Oktober Bend

Absolutely loved this book - but you will need tissues!!
The interwoven stories of Alice and Manny, with all the problems and issues they face is so well written - the poetry Alice uses to make herself understood and the way Manny is drawn to her in spite of all that he has seen and experienced is beautifully and sensitively told.
The final chapters are tense, fast paced and ultimately more or less the outcome you so hope for.
The lack of punctuation and capital letters is hard to get used to - but also fairly unique, drawing the eye onwards through the sentences and verses.
Truly deserves to be on the shortlist.

Posted on: 3rd April 2017 at 10:23 am

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