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Judit, Chobham Academy Book Group

The Smell of Other People's Houses

I thought that overall the book was very satisfying and interesting. The characters were well designed and realistic. I really liked the way the story was narrated from 4 different point of views and I could clearly feel what they were feeling and see the different ways life was in Alaska. The beginning of the story was a bit unclear and didn't quite catch me, but I kept going and by quarter of the book I couldn't stop reading it. The end of the book was very delightful, as all the loose ends began to tie together and all the pieces of the 'jigsaw' were assembled. At the end of the book I was left with a feeling of emptiness and just wished that there would be more pages to read, but sadly there weren't.

I liked how most of the chapters were pretty long, as I had only read like four chapters and I was almost halfway. It gave me a sense of accomplishment. I enjoyed the topic of the book, though personally I think this isn't the most cheerful book I've ever read and many people die or are left without guardians, so I would probably rate the book a 9/10 because it was very well written and everything was very clearly described. I would recommend this book to people that are over 12 because the topic is quite grim, but otherwise it is a pleasant book to read in your free time.

Posted on: 13th May 2017 at 10:01 pm

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