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Zainab, King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls

The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon is a poignant and timely book that takes in the refugee crisis and the horrible conditions in the detention centres. The book is told by the perspectives of two children called Subhi and Jimmie and closely reminds me off ‘The Boy in Striped Pyjamas’. It is a very touching book and made me on the verge of tears for nearly the whole of the book. It is also very heart breaking as this book is just a mere touch on how real life is like in the refugee crisis, and how innocent the children are as they don’t fully know where they are and what is happening to them. The story through Subhi’s eyes is tragic as he has only seen life behind the fences. His only dream is to see life beyond the wires and to step foot into life beyond the gloomy one she currently lives in. Subhi then meets a little girl called Jimmie and throughout the book we see them form an unlikely friendship with each other. Jimmie secretly smuggles food for Subhi through a hole in the fence. This was a very emotional read and would definitely recommend it as it is very thought provoking and urges us to have a think about the sorrowful reality of today.

Posted on: 19th April 2017 at 02:56 pm

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