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Lucy, Chobham Academy Book Group

The Bone Sparrow

I think this book is good because it is based on a real life crisis and everything that happens in the book happens in real life, but the book is a bit slow-moving and takes a long time to get into the story. Most of the sentences are very long and you need short sentences to find the book gripping. It is written in third person but the chapters alternate to focus on different characters. One of the characters is called Subhi, who is a refugee and was born and lives in an immigration detention centre and he has never seen what’s outside the fence of the refugee detention centre, and then meets Jimmie, who was given a bone sparrow necklace by her mother the night before her mother mysteriously dies. Subhi also sees a sparrow in the tent where he lives in and his friend tells him that a sparrow is the sign of death. I like this book because you don’t know what’s going to happen next and I have never read a book like this before and it is very different to most books of this genre but the author goes on too much about the same things. I don’t think it is set in the UK but I think it is set in the Middle East because Subhi and his friends and family are imprisoned for being homeless and that wouldn’t happen in this country and in the Middle East they have a lot of refugee camps there. I would recommend this book because you would want to keep reading. It is very interesting and you can really feel how the characters are feeling.

Posted on: 12th June 2017 at 03:54 pm

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