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The Bone Sparrow

This book was, in my opinion, the best by far. It had so many twists and turns it was like riding a roller coaster of lyrics. It was a very grim and depressing background but full of so much hope on the inside. Another grim thing was the methods they used to get their points out. I still shiver a little with the image painted in my head of men lying down on their bellies, hands tied behind their backs, lips stitched together to stop them eating. That pleading look in their eyes.

The description was on point. Not forced or rushed but smoothly given to you. I actually felt very emotional when my favourite character, Eli, was brutally killed while the main character was watching in the shadows, paralyzed with fear. He was hopelessly out matched and out gunned.

The one thing I don't like about this book is how it was ended. It was a bit sudden and shockingly blunt with death. The author just shrugged off the effect of death and loss of your closest friend which you did EVERYTHING with.

This should definitely win the Carnegie maybe alongside my other favourite book in this year's Carnegie, which is Salt to the Sea.

Posted on: 30th March 2017 at 11:43 am

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