Title: The Smell of Other People's Houses
Author: Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Published: 2016
Language: English
Pages: 240
Rating: 2/5

Set in Alaska in the 70's, in this we meet four young people, all with their own difficulties, whose lives are about to become entangled.

I quite liked this book. I've had it on my shelves for a while and I'm glad I finally got around to reading it.

I absolutely love the setting of Alaska in this book. You get such a good sense of the place and the time and you can really feel how the seasons shift throughout the story. I enjoyed reading about the characters, although I preferred reading about some over others, and I really like how the novel slowly reveals how they're connected and brings them all together in the end.

I had a bit of a rocky time in the beginning of this though. I had a hard time telling some characters apart and I felt like I kept falling out of the story every time I put it down. By the time I felt like everything was in place and I was enjoying myself, the book was over, so that was a bit of a shame. I kind of wish it was longer.

I really like the concept of this book and the issues it brings up, but I'm left with a feeling of it all being spread a bit too thin. It's one of those books I can remember having enjoyed now, but in a year, I will probably have forgotten everything in it except the parts about Alaska.
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