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Hattie, King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls

The Stars at Oktober Bend

The Stars at Oktober Bend is fascinating and eye-opening. It raised my awareness of the discrimination against those with disabilities who actually can’t help the fact they are different. The voice of Alice comes through dramatically from the first sentence through the way the book was written - all lowercase - which helps the reader believe Alice had written the main part of the story. The voice of the narrator is like this because of the brain damage she received when she was 12, which makes the reader believe she is in a perpetual state of ‘twelveness’ that she won't ever be able to escape.
Both of the main characters had gone through traumatic experiences when they were younger and, as the story progresses, they both help each other come to terms with what had happened to them and help each other win the battle with their past.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone 13 or over, because of the mature content included, who is a fan of romances, thrillers, or a good, thought provoking story.

Posted on: 6th April 2017 at 08:32 am

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