Giveaway -- THE STARS AT OKTOBER BEND (US & CANADA ONLY)
The Stars at Oktober Bend (US & Canada Only)
Written by: Glenda Millard
Release Date: May 8, 2018
Publisher: Candlewick Press
About the Book:
i am the girl manny loves. the girl who writes our story in the book of flying. i am alice.
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 that words are for sharing, so she pins them to posters in tucked-away places: railway waiting rooms, fish-and-chips shops, quiet corners. Manny is sixteen, with a scar from shoulder to elbow. Something inside Manny is broken, too: he once was a child soldier, forced to do terrible, violent things. But in a new land with people who care for him, Manny explores the small town on foot. And in his pocket, he carries a poem he scooped up, a poem whose words he knows by heart. The relationship between Alice and Manny will be the beginning of love and healing. And for these two young souls, perhaps, that will be good enough.
Beautiful, lyrical prose, told in two voices, lifts up a poignant story of two traumatized teens who find each other in a small riverside town.
About the Author:
Glenda Millard is an award-winning author of numerous books for children and young adults, including the novel A Small Free Kiss in the Dark. She is also the author of the picture books Isabella’s Garden, illustrated by Rebecca Cool, and Once a Shepherd, illustrated by Phil Lesnie. Glenda Millard lives in Australia.
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I like the design of the book cover. Alice and Manny sound like good characters. I look forward to reading their story.