I don’t remember what got me to buy this book. It may have been an ad, or a suggestion in Amazon, or it popped up in my Goodreads feed. However it found me, the title struck me as something unique and interesting.
The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock is a young adult novel. One of my favorite styles of book, it has multiple narrators with separate chapters for their stories. I love this style because I get roped in and ever-so-curious about how they’re all eventually going to intertwine.
Set in Alaska in the 1970s (primarily) it tells the stories of a group of teens and their lives. Each character was so well defined, as was their main circle.
As the title suggests, senses are prevalent in the book, and while I’ve never smelled some of the smells, I could feel the difference of each character and their house.
It only took me a couple of days to read through, mostly because I was hooked into the plot and cared about the characters. A good YA read.