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Harriet, Oxford High School

The Smell of Other People's Houses

The Smell Of Other People's Houses was a really enticing book, and was a lot better than I had expected it to be. It was set in Alaska in 1970, which I found really interesting because of the recent statehood, and I had also never read any modern books set in the 70's. What I didn't like about it was the amount of characters, because it was a bit hard to follow who's family was who's, and what their story was so far. What the author does really well though, was exploring all the characters' emotions and their personality , so that you felt like you had known this person all your life. The best part of the book for me, was when all of the characters met at the end, and it felt like this was the part that the whole book had been leading up to. I wouldn't recommend this book for younger readers, as it might be a bit confusing, but I would urge anyone aged 10+ to read this book. This was a great read, and I couldn't put it down.

Posted on: 17th May 2017 at 08:28 pm

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