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The Bone Sparrow

This is the story of life in a refugee camp, through the eyes of a child, Subhi. He was born in the camp and is still there 12 years later. Therefore, he has no knowledge of the outside world until he meets Jimmie, the young girl who comes in from outside and befriends him.
Although this a very topical and thought provoking subject, with lots of attention to detail about the terrible conditions endured by the refugees, I found the storyline very slow. The subject matter is obviously depressing.The setting in Australia wasn't obvious to me.
Overall, it does give an insight into the terrible struggles faced by refugees, but I found this a hard read and it would not be my choice.

Posted on: 3rd May 2017 at 02:37 pm

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