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Sheniz, The Hewett Academy Norwich

The Bone Sparrow

Subhi is a boy, born in a refugee camp and his entire life is kept behind one fence. His 'family' are the brutal guards who only know him by a number. Subhi only dreams of breaking out and starting a new life: he speaks and debates about his decisions to his true friend - a rubber duck.
This book is a great read. Although it's slightly depressing and sad, it really grips you. As it's a current issue, I could really relate to the refugees.
I found it quite an easy read; however, I did stop a few times to think about what I read as it's a little hard to get your head around. This book taught me a lot about refugee detention centres and I really enjoyed it.
This book requires a certain level of maturity to read so I would recommend it to 13/14+ yr olds and would definitely read other books by Zana Fraillon.

Posted on: 15th May 2017 at 03:55 pm

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