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The Bone Sparrow

Born in a camp particularly for refugees, all Subhi knows of the globe is that he's at least 19 fence diamonds high, the nice Jackets never stay stretched, and at night he imaginings that the sea finds its way to his tent, bringing with it unusual possessions. And one day it brings him, Jimmie. Haulage a notebook that she's unable to read and exhausting a sparrow made out of bone around her neck - both talismans of her family's history and the mother she's lost - Jimmie strikes up an improbable friendship with Subhi beyond the fence. As he reads aloud the tale of how Jimmie's family came to be, both children discover the importance of their own stories in writing their futures. I rate this book 4.5 out of 5.

Posted on: 4th June 2017 at 07:28 pm

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