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Mrs Bennington, Prince Henry's High School

The Bone Sparrow

I knew nothing of the detention camps in Australia, which is where The Bone Sparrow is set, and found it very interesting and very shocking at the same time. Subhi, who is a Rohingya from Burma, is in a camp where he has been born, and from where there seems to be no escape. Very few asylum seekers are allowed to move out and settle in Australia, and there is little food, water or comfort there. We see Subhi's friendship with Eli, and his relationship with his mother and sister. We also meet Jimmie, the girl who lives nearby and can get into the camp to meet Subhi.
I would give this book 8/10 and really enjoyed it!

Posted on: 15th May 2017 at 11:01 am

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