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Alexia, Chobham Academy Book Group

The Bone Sparrow

This story follows Sabhi and his life inside the fences of an immigration detention centre. Knowing only a life behind wires, he is bewildered and happy to meet Jimmie who comes from the other side of the fence. They end up having a strong bond and soon Sabhi is entrusted with the bone sparrow. Eli, Sabhi's best friend, sparks off an event that will change Sabhi's life, as he has to make big decisions that will surely lead to him growing up.

Bone Sparrow is definitely a good, mature book covering the problems of refugees inside immigration camps. You will learn about history, friendships and the conflicts behind it. I definitely like this book, mostly because of Jimmie (who happens to be one of my favourite characters in the book) and her curiosity. For a young girl, she is brave, strong minded but also a bit ignorant of the world. She is a really young person but has seen the harshness of society and this is the exact reason why I love her so much.

I personally think the author has done a great job with character development in, not only the main character, but the side characters too and how much these camps actually affect people. 'The Bone Sparrow' is not the type of book I would usually pick out at a shop but I totally recommend it!

Posted on: 18th May 2017 at 12:23 pm

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