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Mayura, St Edmund`s College

The Smell of Other People's Houses

This book is full of four different stories which converge through a well plotted series of love, tragedies and adventures. Dora only wants to find a safe home and loving family, but when good fortune strikes, it may be her downfall. Ruth misses her parents and hopes to escape the harsh life she has endured with her Gran, but a relationship with a popular guy at school might not be the escape she needs. Stowing away on a ship proves dangerous for Hank, who seeks a safe haven for himself and his brothers, Alyce must choose between her love of dancing and her father’s expectation that she continues to spend summers fishing with him. The story is gripping and makes you wonder what is going to happen next. I like the fact all the characters come from different backgrounds as it shows life from different people’s perspectives.

Posted on: 24th May 2017 at 01:15 pm

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