The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

December 11th, 2014 by

The Breadwinner Deborah EllisSubmitted by mikoto, Age 10 from OTHER

Rating: ★★★★½

The Breadwinner Book Review
by: Mikoto

The Breadwinner is a book about a young girl and her and her family who live in Afghanistan. Parvana, the protagonist struggled under the oppression of the Taliban rule. The major themes of the book are human rights. The Taliban didn’t allow girls to go to school or even walk outside without a man. And if they did go outside with a man they would have to wear a covering called a burqa. The burqa covers a woman’s whole face except the eyes. This book is also about how Parvana overcomes the challenges in her life.

The author is Deborah Ellis. She has written many youth books and is a descriptive writer. Deborah wrote three books about Parvana, Shauzia, Mrs. Weera and Parvana’s family. I think the author’s vision was to show what it was like in Afghanistan and it’s citizen’s troubles. And she did a very good job doing that!

I found the book really interesting because the troubles Parvana and her family had were things that are an everyday struggle for people in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Breadwinner gives the reader a good understanding of what is happening in this part of the world.

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