Book Review: The Bone Sparrow

I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

If there’s any single book that the world needs right now, it’s The Bone Sparrow.

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It’s hard even to know where to begin with this gorgeous, important middle grade novel. The prose is astounding, and the voice is spot-on. I love Subhi. I love him with all my heart. I love his little talking duck, his storytelling, and his innocence. This is a book about a child coming to understand the horrors of his world, and it is done with such finesse that the heaviness and lightness balance. You are simultaneously left with a pit in your stomach and hope in your heart. I cried all over its pages.

If you are looking for a book about refugees (or really, just about humanity), I can’t recommend The Bone Sparrow highly enough. If you are going to read one middle grade book this year, I’m begging you to make it this one.

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