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Olly, Chiswick School

The Bone Sparrow

"A tragic, beautifully crafted and wonderful book"
INDEPENDENT.

Well they were not wrong there. The bone sparrow is a beautiful and compelling book about a refugee called Subhi who was born in an immigration detention centre and has lived there his whole life. He has never been outside the fences of the centre. Even the first few lines of the book make it sound like a beautiful poem concealing the book from its actual story. It not only brings you wonderful writing but it brings you to a reality where it feels like you are witnessing all the events that are happening in a immigration camp. The loss, the grief and the despair of the people inside. This boom really gives you a big slap on the face (in a good way) and wakes you up to the wider world. This book makes you think. However it really takes a long time to soak up all the information and the details in the book so if you like speed reading I will not recommend this to you as you will be re-reading paragraphs faster than a man who just drank 100 cups of coffee. You have been warned.
Great read and really enjoyed the style of writing. If I were to rate it I would give it a 9/10, just because it got confusing at points. Sorry...

Posted on: 26th April 2017 at 06:45 pm

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