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Misha, King's School, Macclesfield

The Smell of Other People's Houses

'The Smell Of Other People's Houses' was a very good and gripping book in my opinion. The reason I enjoyed my book so much was the fact that it had four different view points- Ruth, Dora, Alyce and Hank. This kept the story from dragging as it was mainly four short stories. The four view points also allowed the story line to show two different problems and two opposite sides of the problem - Ruth wants to be remembered whilst Dora wants to be invisible and Alyce can't bring herself to run away whilst Hank is running away. Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock obviously did lots of research to keep the story realistic and truthful. Hitchcock's research combined with her captivating writing left me and fellow readers quite emotionally attached to the characters and made us feel empathy for all of the Alaskans who were perceiving during this rough and hard time. The ending to the book is happy and brings a tear to the eye during the emotional, but happy, scene. I would recommend this book to any young adults/adults who would like a good read. In my opinion, I would rate this book *****.

Posted on: 10th May 2017 at 03:35 pm

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