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Darren, French International School Hong Kong

The Bone Sparrow

I think that the Bone Sparrow is a very good book because I like the way the story is written. The text is easy to read and it makes me want to read more. I don't really like to read much usually however this book made me think differently about reading books. I usually read action themed books and stories about agents, like the Cherub series but this was an exception.

The story is based on kids that live in a refugee camp for their whole life and they wish to see the outside world. They seek freedom. They live in tents and eat inedible food, have little privacy and are awfully treated. The descriptions made me feel sad and it was like I was with them. Subhi, Eli are 10 year old kids and they have lived there together. Harvey is another good friend, he is a guard but he is very nice. Their friendship is very strong and is indestructible. One day, they meet a girl named Jimmie, who is a girl from outside the fence of the refugee camp. These kids have something in common, and it is that they love to listen to stories, such as Subhi listens to his mother's rich stories and she listens to her dad's stories, Eli has a story of a whale, and Jimmie has a story of her family.

I think that this book is very well written, I very enjoyed the book. However, the story is very sad and makes the reader feel unhappy. There are mixed emotions and it makes the book very well written. I would recommend this book to kids, from ages 13 to 15.

Posted on: 9th May 2017 at 01:05 pm

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