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Ayza, Chobham Academy Book Group

The Stars at Oktober Bend

Immediately after reading the blurb and first page of the book, I was drawn into this unique personification of a girl named Alice. She was different from every character I had ever been acquainted with. The beautiful use of poetry and metaphorical imagery encompassed me into this world so different from my own. I couldn't help but marvel at the web spun by the language, despite all of the atrocities underlying this story line.
Although I admit that towards the beginning I found it difficult to get into this style of writing, however, once I read the following quote on page 37, "no one listens when a caged nightingale cries freedom," I was convinced that this book was worth all the hype. This particular verse of poetry spoke to my soul and it was all that was needed to satisfy my dire urge of wanting to read a book that dared to talk about emotions that society ignored. It used the sheer power of words to put across points that people need to understand in order to break the fourth wall of perfection and reality.
In conclusion, I highly recommend this book to everyone, regardless of their age, because you are never too young to learn that what is portrayed isn't always necessarily the truth.

Posted on: 12th June 2017 at 08:29 pm

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