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Hannah, Chobham Academy Book Group

The Stars at Oktober Bend

Although confusing at first, this was an overall amazing book. As it was in first person, you could really understand and sympathize with the main characters when they must face decisions that no one would envy them for. Alice and Manny are both ‘broken’, Manny feels guilt, thinking that he could have stopped the murder of his family, and Alice had nearly died in an accident, making her seem dumb to other people. But Manny does not listen to other people, and, while jogging one night, trying to escape his guilt he sees Alice on the rooftop, and instantly knew that the handwriting in the poem in his pocket that he kept so close was hers and that they , Manny and Alice were made for each other. Over time they heal both their hearts and minds as they develop such a strong connection and understanding of each other that they both are finally content. This was an amazing tale of love, forgiveness, compassion and unfortunately tragedy. A tragedy that in the end tests their love for each other to the limit.

Posted on: 8th June 2017 at 07:54 pm

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