The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard audiobook

The Stars at Oktober Bend

By Glenda Millard
Read by Candice Moll  and Ron Butler

Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
6.50 Hours Unabridged
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Nominee for the 2019 Audie Award for Young Adult 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. 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.

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Summary

Summary

A 2019 Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration in Young Adult Fiction

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Nominee for the 2019 Audie Award for Young Adult

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.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Beautifully narrated by Candice Moll and Ron Butler, this audiobook leaves the listener cheering for the unlikely couple. Moll’s narration perfectly captures Alice’s brain injury, especially in her slow, thick speech. Butler’s portrayal of Manny is lyrical, capturing the young West African’s cadence as he speaks. Both narrators bring the protagonists and supporting characters to life, drawing the listener into the world of their small Australian town. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Though teens may be hesitant at first, they will be rewarded with a compelling, moving portrait of characters who have been through tragedy and can see through to the other side. A heartwarming story that is a worthy addition to high school libraries.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Millard’s quiet, piercing novel, told in two voices, is full of brokenness—broken people, broken families—but also love…The lyrical narrative’s unhurried pace demands careful attention as it builds to a dramatic climax and bittersweet ending.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“An original and gritty love story that will appeal to fans of Ellen Hopkins.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Glenda Millard

Author Bio: Glenda Millard

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Romance
Runtime: 6.50
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English