Welcome to our stop on The Smell Of Other People's Houses tour for Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock.
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The Smell Of Other People's Houses
Author: Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Historical Fiction
Released: February 23rd 2016
Review Source: Wendy Lamb Books
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.
Hitchcock brought such an honest story to life. It hooks you from the very beginning and it connects you with these characters. From the moment you meet each one, you love them all. I especially loved Dora - she seemed to be the one who I was able to relate to the most. She seemed so down to earth while trying her hardest to get everything out of life that is offered to us.
This book was such a quick read, I picked it up and the next day I had finished it. Hitchcock has a way of immersing readers into this world and not allowing them to leave it. After finishing The Smell Of Other People's Houses I find myself still immersed in that world. With how Hitchcock wrote her characters it makes it hard to believe that they are just a fiction tale.