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The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon is about a girl called Subhi who lives on a refugee camp. Carrying a notebook that she's unable to read and wearing a sparrow made out of bone around her neck - both talismans of her family's past and the mother she's lost - Jimmie strikes up an unlikely friendship with Subhi beyond the fence.I like this book because it's very similar to the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Subhi meets a normal character from the outside world that she has never experienced. She doesn't even though the life in front of fences. I like the design of the book because it seems very unusual and very striking. In fact I'd say the whole book is striking because of the characters relationship and the covers. I would give this book 8 out 10 because of the above and the fact it's similar to the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. But it's not the same in parts.

Posted on: 15th June 2017 at 03:13 pm

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