The Stars at Oktober BendBook - 2018
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
Branch Call Number: YF MIL NVD
Characteristics: 266 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Stars at October Bend