The Stars at Oktober Bend
by Glenda Millard
Pub Date 08 May 2018
I am reviewing a copy of The Stars at Oktober Bend through Candlewick Press and Netgalley:
Alice has something broken inside her, she can remember words but struggles to speak them. But Alice does have a voice she writes in her book of flying, she writes on scraps of paper. A few years prior Alice had been in an accident leaving her with an acquired brain injury.
Manny is broken as well, he was once a child soldier and he carries the weight of that with him, even in a new land, with a new life. The horrific things he was forced to do will always be with him. One day he finds a poem Alice had written, and carries it with him. The relationship with Alice and Manny was the start of healing.
I give The Stars at Oktober Bend, five out of five stars.