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The Bone Sparrow

This book was devastating and enlightening and delightful all at once.The story follows two very different young children, as they discover more of their world through their relationship with each other.From the moment I met Subhi, a young refugee born in an Australian detention centre,I knew that this story would be breathtaking, and it certainly was. The way the story progresses is a work of art, with the reader taking the journey with Subhi as he grows to realise the only world he has ever known is not at all normal or fair. It’s a painful path to take with him. There are occasional chapters written in third person about the life of Jimmie, a girl from the outside. She provides both her own story and a way to see the contrast of what people think goes on and what actually happens inside of the camps.

Posted on: 25th April 2017 at 04:13 pm

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