Loved this survival story set in the harsh environment of northern Australia. Sparrow has had a harsh upbringing, consequently he has not spoken since he was five. He is incorrectly sent to juvenile detention and when the boat he is on sinks, he swims towards the harsh and dangerous coastline.
Sparrow has bush smarts and keeps himself alive with the food he catches and the fresh water he finds. The description of the land, weather, flora and animals are fantastic. So much more to this story, and must read.