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The stars at Oktober Bend

Author: Glenda Millard
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Romance fiction
Young adult works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glenda Millard
ISBN: 9780763692728 0763692727
OCLC Number: 1001310133
Description: 266 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Stars at October Bend
Responsibility: Glenda Millard.

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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.
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