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Sharon, French International School Hong Kong

The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow is an eye-opening book. It educates children and teenagers about the rough, saddening reality of living life in a refugee camp and for some, it may be difficult to comprehend that the situations that Subhi and his family and friends are in are real problems that many refugees have to face.

I think that Subhi is an incredibly strong and inspiring character. His ability to face hardships at a young age is admirable. He is a creative character who enjoys drawing and listening to his mother's tales about the world outside of the camp.

One opinion I have on the book is that the relationship between Subhi and Jimmie was slightly rushed which made it seem unrealistic to me, wouldn't Subhi have more questions about life outside of the gates? And the fact that Jimmie could slip in and out of the camp so easily without getting caught is quite hard to believe in my opinion.

Besidds this, the book is easy to understand and some parts of the book were imaginatively written, children of a younger age could definitely read it. Overall, it's an easy read and enjoyable.

Posted on: 16th May 2017 at 10:49 am

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