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The Smell of Other People's Houses

The Smell of Other People's Houses By Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock is a brilliant book filled with friendship and trust that creates a small and easily accessible world inside your head. Also the author makes the book seem more interesting and engaging by using a different chapter for a different character to show the opinions of the characters and how they view each other, this gives a sense of knowledge to the reader as they know or can roughly predict what is about to happen, and are exited to see how the author brings this scene to life.
The only flaw that I found with this book was that the minor characters of the book are hard to distinguish from each other. This is due to the lack of description that is given to these characters. This can be fixed by describing with more detail, who the minor characters are or (the more lazy approach) you can have pictures at the front of the book telling you which characters which, but this makes the book more boring and should (in my opinion) only be used for books like War and Peace where it is virtual impossible to tell the difference and remember the hundreds of (overly long and hard to pronounce Russian) names (like Andrei Nikolayevich Bolkonsky and Count Kirill Vladimirovich Bezukhov).
I would recommend this book to anybody who is over twelve and up for a challenge.

Posted on: 10th May 2017 at 09:25 pm

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