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Mrs Mc, The Skipton Academy

The Stars at Oktober Bend

Another Carnegie nomination that kicked me in the guts as the back story of each character was revealed in snippets.
I felt as if there was a whole book that could be written about Manny and his experiences as a child soldier. The horrors that he went through were only touched upon which I think was a good thing as the horrors of Alice's situation were enough to contend with.

It was a book which showed the worst and the best of humanity and whilst I was still reeling at the end , there was optimism.

Posted on: 13th June 2017 at 02:33 pm

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