The Bone Sparrow

by Zana Fraillon | Children's Books |
ISBN: 1484781511 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingdiscoveryloverwing of Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on 5/18/2017
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingdiscoveryloverwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Thursday, May 18, 2017
I picked this up after asking a customer if they'd read any good teens books recently, and had this recommended to me.

The book made me cry my eyes out at least twice, and then go and investigate the UNHCR webpage because I couldn't sit here and do nothing about what I'd just read. Absolutely heartbreaking, in both the big picture and in the little details like Subhi not knowing what a 'real' bed feels like.

I thought all the characters were fascinating, but Harvey was a particularly interesting one. He kind of reminds me of the Dad from 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas' in some ways, but possibly with a little more choice. I guess that's what I find interesting about him, that lack of knowledge of his motivations.

It might not seem like the most obvious choice for a birthday gift, but that's where it's going!

Journal Entry 2 by bookfrogster at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, June 01, 2017
Received from the awesome Discoverylover in a top birthday parcel. Thank you very much!

Journal Entry 3 by bookfrogster at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, June 04, 2017
This was the heartbreaking story of life in a refugee camp in Australia. A reminder of the privileged lives that a great many of us live without even realising it. Puts any problems you may have well and truly in perspective. Thanks for sending me this one and I hope to get it travelling again soon.

Journal Entry 4 by bookfrogster at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (7/10/2017 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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And off it goes to the winner of the Authors From Unusual Countries Sweeps. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 5 by wingcontowing at Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Friday, July 21, 2017
Got it on the mail today and was thrilled with it. Thank you so much bookfrogster. I'm quite curious with this one. Hope it won't take too long before I get to it.

Journal Entry 6 by wingcontowing at Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Monday, October 02, 2017

"Coming here is a bit like waking up from a nightmare and then finding out that you aren't awake at all."

Even reminding me so much of "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas", it's definitly a great teens book.
I guess I would have loved it dearly if I had read it when I was 11 or 12. Being well beyond that age though, it feels lacking a tad more depth of character and story detail.
I loved reading it anyway and I'm glad that young people have these books to read, because they are needed indeed, sadly.
Thanks again for sending it my way, bookfrogster

Journal Entry 7 by wingcontowing at Birthday RABCK, -- Por correio / mão própria -- Portugal on Monday, February 04, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (2/5/2019 UTC) at Birthday RABCK, -- Por correio / mão própria -- Portugal

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(bem sei que não era isto que querias ler, nem tem comparação, mas a temática dos campos de refugiados e a Austrália como terra prometida, fez-me lembrar deste livro e de que gostei de o ler; na verdade, vem-me à mente volta e meia; se calhar marcou-me mais do que o que pensei que sucederia quando o li... Espero que gostes)

And it seems this one's going out again as a birthday present :)
Have a blast!

Journal Entry 8 by irus at Bragança, Bragança Portugal on Friday, February 08, 2019
It's very nice to go to the mail box on your birthday and I find such a nice present.
Thank you conto, for being such an attentive friend
I'm very curious about it.

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