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Ryan, Impington Village College

The Smell of Other People's Houses

The Smell of Other People's Houses is a fantastic book with merging plots. It is set in 1970's Alaska and it centres around four characters Ruth, Dora, Alyce and Hank. Ruth lives with a strict Catholic grandmother, Dora is living with her friend to be away from her alcoholic mother and extremely abusive father, Alyce wants to be a dancer but goes on fishing trips as it's the only time she sees her father and Hank and his three brothers are stowaways on a ship called the Matanuska. It is a book that provides a message of hope no matter the circumstances.

Posted on: 15th June 2017 at 09:36 am

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