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The Bone Sparrow

Written by Zana Fraillon, "The Bone Sparrow" talks about a young boy named Subhi. Farillon successfully portrays the emotions of those in detention camps.
Using a mixture of dialogue and narrative, Fraillon captures the innocence and imagination in Subhi's mind which contrasts the bravery and knowledge that is supplied by his friend, Eli. Upon meeting Jimmie, the girl from Outside, Subhi's world expands. Her freedom contrasts that of Subhi's and brings emphasis on the restrictions that are placed on people in camps like Subhi's.
The story and its characters are realistic, revealing vulnerability and fear as well as strength and hope.
"The Bone Sparrow" is beautiful and tragic at the same time. It is a book that will make you jump with joy and cry whilst reading it.

Posted on: 27th March 2017 at 05:23 am

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