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The Bone Sparrow

'The Bone Sparrow' is a gripping tale of life in a refugee camp.

The story's main focus is on a little boy called Subhi who is the first person to have actually been born in the harsh conditions of the refugee camp. His life is suddenly changed one day when he meets Jimmie, a child from outside the camp, who is longing for adventure when she finds the camp and manages to find a way in.

I like this book because it takes the reader on the emotional roller coaster that is Subhi's life. This includes loss, friendships, happiness and hardships.

My favourite part in the novel was when Subhi had his
feast with Jimmie. This is my favourite part as Subhi tries loads of different foods and shovels them into his mouth which makes for quite a funny scene. This is also my favourite part as Jimmie gets to see just how starved the people are in the camp as Subhi eats it all like he has never eaten anything.

My favourite character is Subhi because he helps Jimmie by reading her mother's books to her. This helps Jimmie because she cannot read them herself so Subhi reading them means that she can finally hear the words that her mother used to say to her but from a book. This shows that Subhi is willing to help Jimmie even though he does not know her very well.

All in all, I fairly enjoyed this book (although the beginning of it is a bit too slow-paced for me) because it has a good story line and because it is probably a very accurate representation of how difficult life is in a refugee camp.

I would recommend this to anybody who likes realism and I would rate it 3.5/5

Posted on: 23rd April 2017 at 12:07 pm

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