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Avril , Chobham Academy Book Group

The Smell of Other People's Houses

This book is set in Alaska, 1970 and is about the lives of four teenagers; Ruth, Dora, Alyce and Hank. Each one of them has a different story but they can all be related to each other in some way. Every chapter is a different person speaking and telling their story. I found that most chapters ended on a cliff hanger, which I liked because it encouraged me to read on to get back round to the chapter of that specific person and find out what happens next. Overall, I think this was an exciting story, in which you are taken on the adventures of the lives of each one of them. My favourite character is Hank, as he has a caring, loving and sensible or responsible personality. He has to grow up quite quickly at the start of the book and by the end you can see him relax and become more of a normal teenager again. My favourite part of this book is when Hank speaks to Ruth properly for the first time. This made me laugh, as he had to swim across a river to reach where she was staying. This part of the book would be enjoyed by people with a slightly cheeky sense of humour! I would definitely recommend this book to anybody who enjoys thrilling books. This book is very interesting, in all the different ways their lives start to intertwine together.
5/5 stars

Posted on: 13th June 2017 at 09:22 am

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