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The Bone Sparrow

The book is told from two perspectives. Jimmie a girl. Who lost her mother. And Subhi who is a refugee.

Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention centre after his mother and sister fled the violence of a distant homeland, Subhi has only ever known life behind the fences. But his world is far bigger than that — every night, the magical Night Sea from his mother's stories brings him gifts, the faraway whales sing to him, and the birds tell their stories. And as he grows, his imagination threatens to burst beyond the limits of his containment.
He faces many challenges along the way, like his friend Eli being moved to a different camp, or his mother not waking up. The uprising in the camp. People starving themselves.
Jimmie one day travels to the fence at night and meets Subhi. She sneaks into the detention centre and makes Subhi read her mother’s book. Since she can’t read. They form a strong friendship together. Jimmie tells Subhi everything about the outside world. About what a bed looks like, what a phone is etc.
I really enjoyed reading this book and I think you would too.

Posted on: 11th May 2017 at 08:13 am

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