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Mrs Harris, Chobham Academy Book Group

The Stars at Oktober Bend

Alice is fifteen and has a brain injury as a result of an attack when she was twelve years old.Her father has dies, her mother has left home and her grandfather is in prison (in relation to the day Alice was attacked) so her and her brother live with their gran. Manny, sixteen years old, was once forced to be a boy soldier in Sierra Leone. His family have all been murdered.He first sees Alice sitting on the top of her river house and he has a poem in his pocket which he is sure she has written.When they finally meet and their stories emerge they can begin the healing process.

Posted on: 7th June 2017 at 03:54 pm

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