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The Stars at Oktober Bend

When vibrant and beautiful Alice Nightingale met dark and handsome Manny James, a friendship formed. A friendship that became more than a friendship. With Alice trying to shine out in the darkness, and Manny trying to shake his dark past, together will they be able to shine like the stars at Oktober Bend?
This book is like a rainbow of words, with each page being a new colour. It is enthralling and deeply thought-provoking for the mind.
But the thing that makes this book so good is the fact that it's different; Alice writes as Alice, with her crazy words and no capital letters. Manny writes as Manny, with his troubled mind and windowless eyes.
Many people may think that Alice's lack of capital letters is annoying and ruins the book, but I think it makes the book. In real life would you call-out or mock someone because of the way they talk. No. So why is it any different reading a book that may relate to many readers.
I think this is a fresh, different novel that deserves praise, not mockery.

Posted on: 7th June 2017 at 03:11 pm

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