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Sophie, Carnegie and Cake

The Stars at Oktober Bend

At first, I found this book hard to read, because of the unorthodox and unique structure and the lack of capital letters. However, I thought that this device was effective in representing Alice's brain injury, and how this altered her thoughts. I also enjoyed the different points of view, and how it talked about two very different lives. The pace wasn't too fast or slow for me, and I thought that the way in which the author gives information to the reader is really well thought out. I did think that some of the characters were 2D (like the footballers), though. And, for the first few chapters, I had to force myself to read it. Nonetheless, the climax of the book was what really made me love it. The way that you see her thoughts maturing, it gives you a happy feeling towards the end, even though all of the characters almost died because of that flood. Overall, I would give this book 8 and 1/2 out of 10

Posted on: 12th June 2017 at 08:40 pm

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