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Judit, Chobham Academy Book Group

The Bone Sparrow


I really enjoyed reading through this book, even though the topic is a bit harsh and sad. At the beginning the story started slowly and I couldn't really get on with it, but once I was already into it, I just wanted to read more and more. I think that the author did a really good job in capturing the emotions of the people, although the language isn't very hard, it was understandable as the narrators are two children. The story itself was happy, as the story was about a boy that likes stories. The fact that the boy and his family live in a detention center and nobody cares about them, makes me feel really sad.

Before the ending the story turned sad. People died and everything fell into chaos. Luckily the end of the book has a relatively happy ending and leaves you with a feeling of immense pleasure. I liked how inside the story there were some other stories that the narrators told to each other because it gave a strange feeling to it. In the book I could clearly feel the boy's emotions and I pitied and sympathized with him. Altogether I think that I would rate this book an 8.5/10 because although the book was really engaging, there were parts where you just couldn't get on and the topic was a sad topic.

Posted on: 20th April 2017 at 09:03 pm

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