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Tyler.T, Glossopdale Community College

The Smell of Other People's Houses

'The Smell Of Other People's Houses' is an amazing book which starts you off by being introduced to Ruth, a 16 year old girl from Alaska,and as you read on you get introduced to more characters, first it's Ruth,then Dora ,after Dora it's Alice, then Hank. When you read more and more you start to acknowledge that the stories are all linked together. This is what I most enjoyed about the book.

The book is about the characters and their families and friends and how many different stories become one, which is probably why the author used the words 'It's the smell of words colliding.' on the back of the book.

In my opinion the book was quite slow at the start, and then I understood why the author had to put that extra bit on.I found the book very enjoyable as I always had a soft spot for all the characters even Dora - she comes across as a bit annoying at the start but then you get a glimpse of what her lifestyle is like and you start to enjoy the book even more.

I would definitely recommend this book to other people but is don't think it's suitable for the younger ages , so I would propose that only the ages 10+ should read it. I give the book a 5/5 stars for the way it all came together at the end.

Posted on: 17th May 2017 at 11:14 am

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