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Tyler, Dartford Grammar School

The Bone Sparrow

When I first finished this book, I couldn't put the pieces of the puzzle together. But then it got me - the story of Subhi and his family really inspired me to consider the conditions in real life. They outline how we take our resources for granted, and how they still live with the bare minimum.
I felt that up until the middle, the story was quite slow and it felt like I was in a time lapse, reading the same stuff over and over. And sometimes, I do understand it makes the story longer, but with multiple chances to escape the refugee camp, he just snuck right back in into the same old tent he has slept in for the rest of his life. The jackets (guards) give him a fake name, as if his existence doesn't matter. But this adds to how heartwarming the story is, because he doesn't want to leave without his family by his side.
Also in the story, it contains Subhi's imagination. He talks about the ocean, and the similarities it and the camp own together. He also has a sparrow given by a friend, which is meaning "freedom" and the chance they get normal life.
For people who are wanting to go on a rollercoaster of emotions, I recommend this book heavily to you.

Posted on: 26th April 2017 at 12:37 pm

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