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The Stars at Oktober Bend

The Stars at Oktober Bend is a very emotional book. It follows a girl called Alice and her life. Alice was tragically injured when she was attacked. Alice finds it hard to express her feelings through speech, but loves writing poetry. Alice is 'Forever twelve' - her physical age grows, but her mental being will always be the same.

Manny is a boy who is trying to escape his past. He meets Alice one night and instantly knows it's her whose poems he's read. Manny and Alice's friendship grows, and together they discover what really happened on the day of the attack.

I liked this book, but it could have been better - the grammar was all in lower case, sometimes making it hard to read. The book is quite slow to begin with, so I had to re-start it a few times to understand what happened.

I would recommend this book to 12+ readers because it is very hard to understand and some of the scenes are violent and abusive. I would rate this book 3.5/5 stars as it an enjoyable read, but can be hard to understand.

Posted on: 12th June 2017 at 04:56 pm

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