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Sirin, Plashet School

The Bone Sparrow

The author brilliantly constructed the story, bringing together nicely all the elements of the detention camp.
Having the perspective of a child, really wove me into the life of the camp and the fact that Subhi was born in the camp made it even more interesting as the child has never seen the outside world. The thoughts that Subhi had and what he saw seemed normal to him, making the circumstances believable for me. The different characters all had their own personalities which made them convincing. Also the interaction between Subhi and Jimmie really brought out their different personalities and the differences of their backgrounds.
The style of the story is written differently for Subhi and Jimmie which really emphasised the differences in the people behind the fence and outside the fence.
This book conveyed about a subject that is not much spoken about. I learnt so much I did not know and therefore I do believe that Zana has done some justice for those people who are behind those fences. I think she has bought awareness about this which may bring some change, someday.

Posted on: 1st June 2017 at 07:59 pm

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