The Stars at Oktober Bend

The Stars at Oktober Bend

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Alice is fifteen, with hair as red as fire and skin as pale as bone. Something inside Alice is broken: she remembers words but struggles to speak them. Still, Alice knows words are for sharing, so she pins them to posters in tucked-away places: railway waiting rooms, fish-and-chip shops, quiet corners. Manny is sixteen, with a scar from shoulder to elbow. Something inside Manny is broken: he was once a child soldier, forced to do terrible, violent things. But in a new land with new people who will care for him, he spends time exploring on foot. And in his pocket, he carries a poem he scooped up. And he knows the words by heart. When Manny and Alice meet, their relationship brings the beginning of love and healing.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780763692728
0763692727
Characteristics: 266 pages ; 21 cm

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Her2Hats
Jul 09, 2018

I highly recommend this beautiful story about hope and courage.

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