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Mimi, Fortismere

The Stars at Oktober Bend

Although this may be an unpopular opinion, I enjoyed this book thoroughly.You follow Alice a girl stuck in her 'twelveness' and find out more about her, you see the world through her eyes. This book also shows Manny a refugee, who has a past that he wishes to forget. Their stories intertwine in a brilliant way. This may seem like an ordinary romantic novel, however the unique narration adds depth to it. I found it took me a while to get used to this style of writing, but once I did I found that I unlocked beauty. This beauty was in the description. The way that Alice describes scenery and objects is, although unconventional, pure brilliance. The images created are vivid and amazing, seeing the world through different eyes is one of my favourite things about a book. This journey may not have been a quest, but it was an adventure into Alice's mind. I enjoyed the way that you found out the secrets that Alice did not know as she did, the same with Manny. I love books with narration that is split, of which this was one that was very well done. The way that Manny formed his speech was very formal, like someone new to the language, alice's fitted too

Posted on: 26th May 2017 at 10:18 am

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