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The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon is a moving and different novel. It follows realistic themes and is an emotional read, describing the setting and characters in detail which makes it very interesting. The way it is written is original, though I felt it used too few pronouns, which annoyed me.
The story follows Subhi, an 11-year-old boy born in a refugee camp. The conditions in the camp are horrific and Subhi will probably never leave. The book is about how things change for him when Jimmie breaks in, and Subhi finding another sort of freedom.
I thought that this book was interesting as it is not the sort of thing I would ordinarily read. Overall, I enjoyed this book but there were some parts which were unnecessary and boring. I would rate this book 3/5 stars because it was a good read but not really amazing.

Posted on: 24th April 2017 at 10:51 am

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