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Jack H., Glossopdale Community College

The Bone Sparrow

"May you forever bring us luck and protection and may you carry our souls to freedom"
The Bone Sparrow is the long and twisting story of life as refugees in Australia and how they are treated and how they live.

The story revolves around a young boy called Subhi and his experiences of hope and sadness. He was born and raised in the refugee camps and has no idea of the outside world or what goes on behind the barbed wire fence. One day a girl called Jimmie shows up and shows him what it's really like to live with freedom.

The Bone Sparrow is one pf the best books I have ever read and really gives me an in depth experience of the pains of growing up with limited food and water. It was extremely gripping and was quite unusual to my normal palate of books.
The settings were beautifully designed and painted into my mind by the choice of words used. I was a little disappointed at the start and found it quite hard to get into the feelings of the characters. There were also a few characters who were a little under-described as well as a few questions that could of been told. However it was a good book all round.

To conclude, I think that this well deserves to be in the Carnegie lists and has a great plot with lots of twists and turns along the way as well as a few sad parts to even it out.

Posted on: 5th April 2017 at 11:22 am

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