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Hannah, Oakgrove School

The Smell of Other People's Houses

This was a good book as well as being quite boring. The first six or so chapters were quite uninspiring and made me not like the story very much. I persevered and later on, I changed my mind and liked it a lot. I found it easy to think that one character was another and got them mixed up – for example Ruth and Alyce were both at the same place, so I couldn’t tell who was talking. It did get clearer later on though because Alyce started talking about Sam and Ruth (the nuns). So overall, I think it was a good book. In terms of Human Rights, Ruth was sent to a nunnery by her grandmother because of an underage pregnancy and with Alyce, her parents divorced. Human Rights are explored because Ruth and Alyce are treated differently because of the fact they’re pregnant or their parents are divorced.

Posted on: 9th June 2017 at 12:45 pm

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