Mrs Moeller, Chobham Academy Book Group
The Bone Sparrow
The Bone Sparrow is a devastating account of life in a refugee camp, seen through the eyes of young Subhi who was born in the camp and only knows of the outside world through stories his mother tells him.
Subhi, who is probably only about 10 years old, is wise beyond his years and although physically imprisoned, his imagination flies freely. He has one friend in the camp, 16 year old Eli, whose courage and fate will later be a turning point in the novel, but it is stories that are a basis for his friendship with Jimmie, a girl from the outside world who also longs to be loved and heard.
The Bone Sparrow is a powerful and poignant novel and while reading, my mind often went to current news reports of refugees fleeing terror and tyranny and risking their lives for a better future for themselves and their children. Subhi reminds us they must not be forgotten.
Posted on: 9th April 2017 at 11:02 am
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