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The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow is a brutally saddening book, managing to infuse realism with a fictitious storyline.

Following a boy called Subhi and his friend, Jimmy, TBS mainly happens in an immigration detention centre located somewhere in Myanmar (formerly Burma) during the current modern era. Smartphones and electronics do exist, but due to the horrible conditions the facility is in for the refugees, it is more of a prison than a home, therefore food quality and living conditions are terrible.

A fantastic balance of detail creates an exquisite experience which is easy to read and insanely descriptive. Later in the book Jimmy is introduced, her point of view is organised into separate chapters, thickening her background and making her character more understandable.

To finish up, TBS is a superb book, putting a true situation into a story with true emotion. At no point I wanted to stop reading and the pages flew so quickly it was upsetting when it ended.

I cannot recommend this book enough to anyone.

9/10

Posted on: 23rd April 2017 at 01:52 pm

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