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rachel, St Augustines Catholic College

The House with Chicken Legs

Although this book was a younger read, I enjoyed it. I liked the characters and how it showed a different perspective of Baba Yaga. The incorporation of the Russian culture was really interesting.

Throughout the book we see the main character, Marinka, grow and develop as a person. It is unusual to see a young character act selfish in a book but it makes her character more realistic and relatable. As a reader, I did feel sympathy towards her but I was also frustrated at the same time. I think this is a good thing and shows that the writer has written the book well as the reader feels an emotional connection to the characters.

As well as telling a vital lesson that our choices are important and that they do lead to certain consequences, the book also deals with a lot of darker themes about life and death. These ideas would've been picked up by an older reader if they were to read this even though it is a relatively easy, younger book.

Overall, I think the House with Chicken Legs was an interesting book which taught a lot of important lessons.

Posted on: 29th May 2019 at 11:47 am

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