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The Smell of Other People's Houses

This book is set back in the 1970s in Alaska. Ruth, Dora, Alyce and Hank all live different lives but all have something in common. For example, Ruth is not very popular but wants to be and Dora is very well known but wants to be forgotten and invisible.
My favourite in this novel is Ruth due to the fact she has had a dramatic and a hard life. She has to put up with her Nan who from my perspective does not care about Ruth that much.She seems to be quite a strong person and gets through all of the hard times.
I choose this book because the title seemed very intriguing and different from all of the other books I have read. I normally go for the books that are set in the war time and I really enjoy those so my expectation for this book was that it was going to be boring for me but I was very impressed.

Posted on: 19th April 2017 at 11:15 am

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