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The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow is a very emotional book about Subhi, a young boy who was born in an immigration detention centre. The conditions of the detention centre are based on the ones in an Australian detention centre.
All through his life he has been there so he knows of nothing except from rationed food, intimidating guards and the Night Sea that he believes washes up treasures from his long-lost father each night before dawn. Subhi’s life is the same each day until she meets Jimmie, a young girl who lives Outside.
Jimmie is an unkempt girl who longs to be able to read the books her mother left her before she died. She is over the moon to find that Subhi, the boy from the detention centre down the road can read and comes back each night to find him. She is a strong girl who barely notices that she is ill and would do anything for someone she loved.
I loved this book and wouldn’t stop reading it until I finished. I think that Zara Fraillon captured the feeling of this book well. At the end of the book I nearly cried because of the truth inside this book. I was shocked to find out that this actually happened to many people and that they would go to such extreme measures to get out of there as they did in the Bone Sparrow. It was excellently written and I would recommend it to all my friends who need a book to read.
My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars 😉

Posted on: 2nd May 2017 at 08:47 am

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