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The Bone Sparrow

This highly relevant novel is a must-read. While it does address this current issue of contemporary refugees and the plight of a young boy’s daily life in a detention centre in Australia, there is much warmth and positivity in such a serious and controversial subject matter.
The story about survival and friendship tells of two central characters: one narrative is in the first person (Subhi) while the other in the third (Jimmie). Thus we are given two perspectives of life on the two sides of the fence as well as the friendship which springs up between the two.
While I didn’t enjoy this as much as ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’, to which it has been oft compared, it was a uplifting story of friendship and an important story about immigration and refugees.

Posted on: 6th June 2017 at 12:45 pm

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