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The Bone Sparrow

'The Bone Sparrow' is one of my favourites this year on the Carnegie List. It is mostly told from the point of view of Subhi, a refugee, but interestingly switches to his friend Jimmie's point of view throughout the book. 'The Bone Sparrow' is a very captivating tale, based on many people's real-life situations. The start can be a bit hard to get in to, however, if you stick with it for a bit, it becomes very hard to put down! I finished this story in under three days (with about a half hour read of it each day), and despite the complicated theme to it, the plot is compelling and descriptive. The story can be a bit repetitive at times, however, the storyline flows quickly and smoothly, with just the right amount of character and flow to it. The characters are engaging, and I really liked all the little illustrations at the start of each chapter. Overall, I rate this book a 9/10, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading!

Posted on: 21st April 2017 at 02:02 pm

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