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Harry S, Glossopdale Community College

The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow is a well written and intelligent book, giving us a glimpse into Australian refugee camps. The book follows a child born in one of these camps, Subhi, and a look at his life, as well as a girl called Jimmie, who lives on the outside.
The book is about Subhi's hardships, abuse at the hands of the guards, dehydration and bullies, and his heartwarming friendship with Jimmie, who sneaks in at night.
The book is very good, with a realistic, yet flawed story. Each character has a logical reason for their actions, except for Jimmie when she sneaks into the facility to see if they have bikes. That is the story's biggest flaw, but it is necessary to bring the two characters together. Apart from this, I have few flaws with it, making it the best Carnegie book that I have read so far.

I would say the book is worth a read if you want something a little bit special to read, full of realistic characters and emotionally charged events as well as a fair few moments of overwhelming happiness and harrowing sadness.

Posted on: 7th June 2017 at 11:05 am

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