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Ilhan, Northampton Academy

The Smell of Other People's Houses

The Smell of Other People’s Houses is written by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock. It is a book written in the past in the 1970’s. It’s written from each of the characters views and in 1st person .I really enjoyed this book because of its ending. I find the ending happy satisfying for each of the characters. The beginning, however, was a bit boring and I found it hard to get into. I like the book mostly because of the character development. In my opinion, Sam developed the most throughout the book, Alice and Sam were my favourite characters even though , at first, I found Alice’s story a bit boring. This book is good with empathy, as I felt a lot of emotion for specific characters. At first Ruth was my least favourite character because I found her story the most dull but as I read on, Dora became my least favourite character because of her personality and hatred towards Ruth. Dumpling developed and appeared more in the story. I would recommend this book to year 7 and 8 and maybe Year 9 because of the story-line. It helps the reader understand peoples life situations whether they’re good or bad. I think the author wanted to put across that everything’s okay in the end as it was in this story and someone’s always there in the end, in this case it was Dumpling. My rating for this book out of 10 would be 9.5 because of the dull beginning. In general, this book was really good and I really enjoyed it.

Posted on: 22nd May 2017 at 10:31 pm

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