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Ava, Backwell School

The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow was heartbreaking! I thought it was an intriguing story, which carried a very important message. I had no idea there were still people in refugee camps being treated this horrifically!

I really liked Subhi, because I thought that as he was a young child of only 9 or 10 years old, his way of looking at things really cheered up the otherwise quite depressing story. At points of course it became happier, like when he is with Jimmie, and in the earlier stages of the book.
Jimmie's chapters were quite interesting, but I found that Subhi's were always much more exciting.

Of course Zana Fraillon had to use Jimmie's chapters to leave Subhi's on a cliffhanger, but I feel like Jimmie's could have been way more exciting from the start, rather than kicking off at the end.

I think that I will remember this book, because before I was so ignorant about what refugees were going through!My overall favourite character was definitely the Shakespeare Duck, because he gave a grown-up view when we needed to get away from Subhi's pretendings and really focus on the story.

Finally, I would give the book 7/10 stars! I really enjoyed it and I will keep my eye out for Zana Fraillon in future

Posted on: 25th May 2017 at 09:56 pm

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