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DHJ, Godolphin

The Bone Sparrow

This is the story of a child who has spent his whole life in a refugee/detention camp in Australia. We live with this reality and it was poignant to read a story of a child growing up in this brutal world with only his imagination and the kindness of a few individuals to help him survive. There is one violent scene which made me flinch, and I am not sure about its necessity to the novel's success. I loved the idea of linking the worlds inside and outside the camp - and the outsider's view that they all had it easy in there until she saw the reality. It is a beautifully written tale of our time.

Posted on: 17th May 2017 at 10:03 am

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