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Cristina, Chobham Academy Book Group

The Bone Sparrow

It is nearly impossible not to cry reading this highly emotional book. There is emotionally so much going on, from one side the sad and brutal reality of living in a immigration detention centre described so realistically that you can imagine to be in one, on the other side the beauty of the magical imagination of Subhi, the tenderness and humanity displayed even in places like that by certain people like Eli and Harvey, the bad and the good, the despair and the hope even if the difference is not that clear. The book makes us think how we in the 21st century still treat people in need of help. I hope it will inspire the young readers, the teenagers who are going to be the adults of the future to engage in these issues, to act and try and do better than past generations.

Posted on: 19th May 2017 at 05:00 pm

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