The Bone Sparrow #14

By anakdenesor - Januari 19, 2021

 Title: The Bone Sparrow
Author:Zana Fraillon
Page: 284

Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention center after his mother and sister fled the violence of a distant homeland, Subhi has only ever known life behind the fences. But his world is far bigger than that—every night, the magical Night Sea from his mother's stories brings him gifts, the faraway whales sing to him, and the birds tell their stories. And as he grows, his imagination threatens to burst beyond the limits of his containment.
The most vivid story of all, however, is the one that arrives one night in the form of Jimmie—a scruffy, impatient girl who appears on the other side of the wire fence and brings with her a notebook written by the mother she lost. Unable to read it herself, she relies on Subhi to unravel her family's love songs and tragedies.Subhi and Jimmie might both find comfort—and maybe even freedom—as their tales unfold. But not until each has been braver than ever before

This is the first book that I have read for this year. I started to read it on the 2nd of January and finished it on the 10th of January.  It's a slow pace of reading. The bone sparrow touches my heart when the innocent main character Subhi, born in immigration detention and life behind the fences is all he has ever known until he meets Jimmie.

Jimmie is a young girl that always have a notebook whenever she goes. A family tree notebook but sadly, she doesn't know how to read. Until one day Jimmie met Subhi  through the fences divided between detention camp. I like it when Jimmie improvise the Morse code and turn it into a code that only both of them understand. They will be for each other when they are needed most. A plot twist at the ending will shock you guys. Through the last 50 pages, plenty of issues rises. I can't put this book down. It was a mixed feeling. Nervous, excited, sad and broken heart all mixed.

 A story about friendship and hope.

It broke my heart when knowing that people at detention camp will be taken everything from them, for example, hearing aid and fake foot for those who misfortune. But one thing that I adore from this story that they never lose hope.

"We are innocent. Please help us to be free. We can't live without hope".

Hundreds and thousands of refugees are detained in Europe every year, and they are treated like criminals. When will this situation ever stop forever?

                        I will give

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