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Alexandra L, The LAT Readers!!

The Smell of Other People's Houses

Set in a small town in Alaska during the 1970's this book follows four teenagers (Ruth, Dora, Alyce and Hank) each chapter showing their unique perspective on life as they tell the very different stories of their own.
I can not pick a favourite character as this book goes into such depth with the individuals I feel like I know them all personally, I also love how real they are and although the way everything connects can seem a little far fetched at times it is done so well that you have to remind yourself that it is fictional.
The only criticism I hold for the book is that I was bored by the first few paragraphs, however as the book goes on it is easy to see the relevance, I was also soon engrossed as it explained loss from a child's eyes.
I think that even though this book is fine for younger readers it is best suited as a YA book as you can only appreciate some of the analysis' at an older age. The authors Alaskan roots shine through leaving you with a clear picture of the stunning landscape.

Posted on: 24th April 2017 at 08:26 pm

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