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loulabelle, Chobham Academy Book Group

The Smell of Other People's Houses

This book is set in Alaska 1970 where for characters Ruth, Dora, Alyce and Hank tell their stories.

Ruth lives with her strict grandmother after her father's death.
Dora is bedding down at her friends to hide from her abusive parents.
Alyce is struggling to escape the confines of the town.
Hank is running away from darkness with his brothers Sam and Jack.

The layers of their four lives intertwine and weave together.

I really enjoyed reading this love tragedy, but I didn't like how it was structured. I would recommend it to teenagers.

Posted on: 5th June 2017 at 03:36 pm

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