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Klara, Chobham Academy Book Group

The Smell of Other People's Houses

When I picked up this book I was slightly put off by the strange name but the actual book was brilliant. Similarly to Salt to the sea, the narrators are 4 different people. Their stories start separately but then they all become entangled as they learn lots of new lessons.

Hank has to act like an adult to look after his brothers when they run away together. Alyce loves dancing and has an important audition coming up but she doesn't want to upset her Dad by asking. Dora is sent to a nunnery when she accidentally becomes pregnant. Ruth is staying with another family because her terrifying Dad is locked away in prison.

I really loved this book and I would recommend it to anyone 11+. I would rate it 5/5

Posted on: 15th June 2017 at 07:10 pm

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