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Mrs Armstrong-Harris, Rodborough Readers

The Bone Sparrow

An insightful story of the life of Subhi who is born into a refugee camp after his mother fled their home country with him and his sister. Subhi knows no other life except that inside the 'fences' of the camp. His mother is not well and Subhi has developed a furtive imagination which sees him receiving presents from his father in the 'night seas,' as well as hearing his rubber duck talking to him. The story follows events inside the camp as life becomes increasingly difficult and when Eli, Subhi's best friend is removed to a different area of the camp things really take a turn for the worse. There are some harrowing scenes within the story but I think this helps to create a true reflection of what life can be like under such circumstances.

Posted on: 10th May 2017 at 02:45 pm

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