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Maddy, Chobham Academy Book Group

The Bone Sparrow

I found the story a bit slow and felt that the plot could have moved faster, especially at the start. Whilst I enjoyed the book I do think that it didn't really go anywhere very fast and the plot line could have done with moving faster. However the book was very thought provoking, and did make me question the treatment of refugees in this country and others, and how much of that is for show. The way the story is told through Subhi's eyes allows us a private look at the thoughts of someone we would probably never meet in real life: a refugee. Jimmie's story is one that is slightly more familiar but still shocking. The way that these two stories intertwine, even if it is slow, is a truly moving thing. I also liked the stories about Jimmie's(and Subhi's!) ancestors, I feel that it added additional depth to the story. The book makes the reader consider what they know about refugees and also the fact that just because it isn't in the newspapers, doesn't mean that it doesn't exist. This book is very topical and has some interesting twists!

Posted on: 21st May 2017 at 06:26 pm

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