The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie Sue Hitchcock

19370304Title: The smell of other people’s houses

Author: bonnie-sue hitchcock

Pages: 240

Rating: ★★★★

Genre: YA, Historical

review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

“We don’t have to be blood to be family.”


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.

What I think of it

This was my very first kindle edition review copy (Thank you again Bonnie-sue hitchcock & NetGalley). This book caught my attention with its title and cover, I have to admit that the cover is absolutely gorgeous. I wasn’t sure whether or not I would’ve liked this book as it has a historical touch in it and most of the time it’s just not my cup of tea, but let me tell you this, I’ve started to read this book and I couldn’t stop anymore. What makes this book different from other books is that there are 4 little short stories with different and interesting characters but at some point they’re all intertwined. I highly recommend this beautifully written and heartwarming book.


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