Friday, June 30, 2017

Book Review: The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock


Title: The Smell of Other People's Houses
Author: Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Series/Standalone: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction
Pages: 240
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Year Published: 2016
Format: Audiobook

"In Alaska, 1970, being a teenager here isn't like being a teenager anywhere else. Ruth has a secret that she can't hide forever. Dora wonders if she can ever truly escape where she comes from, even when good luck strikes. Alyce is trying to reconcile her desire to dance with the life she's always known on her family's fishing boat. Hank and his brothers decide it's safer to run away than to stay home- until one of them ends up in terrible danger.

Four very different lives are about to become entangled."

My Rating: 4/5

This is an endearing story about how our lives connect to those around us. It includes many different perspectives in a tense time after Alaska became a state and shows different perspectives on the results of that. I really enjoyed this book and think it showed amazing compassion toward humanity and the ability to try again and work harder. I am very interested in other books by this author. This book did the amazing job of getting me out a reading slump and I couldn't be more grateful. The characters are flawed but lovable and easy to picture in their day to day life. Due to the short length of this book, I do not have enough to spill into a spoiler. 

Thank for reading,

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