It’s 1914 and Evie was experiencing a life of goodness and happiness until her sweetheart, Tom, leaves for the war. In a different time, 2017, we have story of strong-willed Lizzie who is changing, rejecting friends and what she believes to be right.
Congratulations to all those that have made it to the notables list , I am super proud of the quality of Australian literature, the children of Australia are so blessed to have such good quality books at their fingertips, and for those children that don’t let’s make it possible.
I don’t normally do this but I have to be honest with my readers, I just couldn’t read this book…Yep you heard me right, I tried and tried and I juggled my way through the first couple of chapters. I wanted to enjoy reading about those ghosts…
There is such strong YA fiction being written in Australia at the moment, and Sparrow is right up there as being one of the best. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book that was set along the coastal region of the Kimberley – a rugged remote Australian location, with deep gorges and mostly isolated coastline. It didn’t take me long to be impacted by this book which went deeper than I expected. Those very first chapters saw the characters become so ingrained within me that I didn’t want to close the book at the end. I wanted to continue to follow Sparrow on his journey.