The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson
Reviewed by Liberty 8E
Twelve year old Marinka dreams of living a normal life in a normal house, but instead she lives with her grandmother in her house with chicken legs. Marinka travels all around the world without any warning because her grandmother is a yaga and guards the gate between this world and the next. This means it’s Marinka’s destiny to become a yaga too. But Marinka wants to make her own path and rule her own life. Her grandmother warns her time and time again about the dangers of venturing too far from the house but Marinka doesn’t listen…
Although I enjoyed this book, it is not my favourite of the Carnegie Medal shortlisted books. Because it was action packed with mythical mysteries, and absolutely crazy in every way, I would recommend it. I did not find it a challenging read so would recommend it to someone younger than me (9-12).