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Rebecca , Palmers Green High School

The Bone Sparrow

‘The Bone Sparrow’ is written from the point of view of a young boy named Subhi who lives and was born in one of Australia’s detention camps. He lives in a camp with his mother and sister who fled persecution in Burma. Subhi has never seen ‘the outside world’ but one day meets a young girl called Jimmie who lives near to the refugee camp and accidently finds her way in. She hopes to find someone who can read her book written by her mother for her. The book explores their friendship in great depth as we see it grow.

The book definitely makes you think as it gives an insight into the reality of life for refugees in camps. Despite the book being very sad the author uses frequent humour. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a thought-provoking and remarkable read.

Posted on: 1st May 2017 at 05:36 pm

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