the stars at oktober bend review by mrs wateridge

Thank you for this fantastic review, Mrs Wateridge! – Admin
This book as so beautiful, I actually cried at the end !
It is written in short chapters through a young girl who has suffered so much in many circumstances and then also through a young man who enters her life and has a tragic past of his own. The story unfolds through some of the girls poetry and we learn more about both of their pasts slowly as the chapters flow.
It deals with so many issues; the brutality of war, the bonds of family, love, compassion, forgiveness, ‘comeuppance’ and everyday teenage issues. It is so sad in places, but beautiful and hopeful in others. So cleverly written.
A deserving winner for me!
10/10
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