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The House with Chicken Legs

The House with Chicken Legs is based around the Baba Yaga Russian myths, and around death and loss. The story revolves around a girl called Marinka, and is about her journey towards maturity. I enjoyed reading this book as I liked the theme and the morals it told, as well as how it shows a modern storyline through a more abstract medium. I didn't like the character development of Benjamin, as I felt him to be a bit of a shallow character, and the author expressed how he felt by just telling the reader instead of showing. I did really like the character Salma though, and I believe she was really well written. All in all, I would recommend someone to read this book as a different read to most books nowadays.

Posted on: 5th April 2019 at 01:59 pm

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