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Wahida , Plashet School

The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow was a very emotional and moving story. After knowing the history about the detention camps I found this book very passionate. The Bone Sparrow is my second best book in the Carnegie shortlist this year.
This book is about a boy called Subhi. Subhi is a refugee and was born in the detention centre. The detention camp is surrounded by fence and sea. Life isn't so great for Subhi because his mother is very ill and hardly talks, eats or does anything. Subhi adores his treasure very much. The treasure aren't gems or gold, it's actually seashells which Subhi finds fascinating. But all of this changes when he meets Jimmie, a girl from outside the fence. Jimmie doesn't have a great life either but she wants to know what is written inside her mother's diary. As the story goes on Jimmie and Subhi become close friends.

I would recommend this book to everyone because this adventurous story has a huge truth in about what is happening at the detention camp. Zana Fraillon has emphasized this book beautifully. Once I started I could not stop reading. I give this book 4.5/5. Why not try and see what you think of it?

Posted on: 2nd June 2017 at 12:46 pm

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