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Anna, Chobham Academy Book Group

The Bone Sparrow

After reading this book, I sat up straight and thought ‘that is absolutely awful.’ I now believe this book has changed me, not just with the truth of immigration camps but with the haunting story of the Rohingya and Subhi’s unfailing faith in ‘Someday’ where everything will be O.K. It feels to me that Zana Fraillon did not write this book, its haunting beauty and crafted, moving plot must have appeared, fully fledged, like a bird. By the end of the book I felt a real attachment to the characters and wanted to know what happened to Jimmy, Subhi and Queeny. Overall I thought it was the perfect blend of action and reflection, sadness and happiness (both of which had me in tears) and mainly it made me look at the world a different way. I saw a dark, strange place full of grief that you can eventually fly freely in, like a sparrow. I would recommend it if you are prepared to cry, laugh and go on an unforgettable journey with the characters.

Posted on: 26th April 2017 at 10:59 am

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