The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

December 12th, 2014 by

The Breadwinner Deborah EllisSubmitted by Rianna, Age 10 from OTHER

Rating: ★★★★½

The Breadwinner Book Review By: Rianna
The Breadwinner is a book about a young girl and her family who live in Afghanistan. Parvana the protagonist, struggled under the oppression of the Taliban rule. The major themes within this book are the human rights, that the Taliban had taken away, and unequal rights between boys and girls. The rights that the Taliban had taken away are very important, like how girls were not allowed to go to school, and they were not allowed to go outside without a man with them. They were making their lives so much harder, by not treating them like everyone.

The author had described this war filled land, that was very hectic, full of bombs, that you are always worried that there would be a landmine that you could step on. The author helped me realize how fortunate we are to have an education and to be so safe and secure. Life in Afghanistan must be so awful with the Taliban, the author had showed me some of the ways people are living there, and that I should be grateful that I’ve been living in peace. It also taught me,that there will always be a hope. I hope that they will all find a way to take away the Taliban, then life in Afghanistan would be happy.

I found the book amazing because Parvana was such a hopeful and courageous character, she was always hoping for good things, she was very courageous for doing many very dangerous acts to help her family survive. I believe that she had taught everyone who read the book that you should always look at the positive parts of life, and to keep going.

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