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Ayza, Swanshurst School

The Smell of Other People's Houses

When we were given the first page of this book to read, I was immediately intrigued by the thoughtful use of words that were displayed on the page. When I cast my eyes upon the front cover, I was mesmerised by the placement of the title and serenity of the illustrations. When I read the blurb, I knew that this had to be the first book I read.

Although I admit that I didn't particularly like how quickly the narrative changed, I quickly grew to think of it as an accustomed way of writing. It was quite confusing in the beginning as the characters seemed as though they couldn't have possibly been connected in any way except for how some of them lived in the same town. However, as I read on and each character's perspective started depicting the same story, I found myself awake late at night praying for things to happen as if it were my own life. I anxiously followed each word on the book absolutely mesmerised by everything that took place, and that was the moment I knew that I had come across a real treasure, for I haven't been this encompassed by a book in a very long time.

In conclusion, I highly recommend this book, because I feel as though this is the kind of book that would make you understand why certain people choose to have their nose constantly buried in a book and prefer to talk so passionately about them, instead of gossip about the rumours going around school.

Posted on: 6th May 2017 at 01:57 pm

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