December 11th, 2014 by You(th)
Submitted by Alexandra, Age 10 from OTHER
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 conflict within this book are the Taliban , and Parvana being the teaboy.
The author Deborah Ellis is a thoughtful person. The way she wrote the book she used words like she was there. I like the way she uses words because when I read the book it paints a picture in my head. Here is an example but every time she closed her eyes, she saw Mr.Skull and his companions lined up on the gravestones, grinning at her. When she writes the book she expresses the characters feelings. For example Parvana felt like she wanted to jump up and down and dance. I think the reason why she wrote the book is because she was putting a message out there that she wants peace in the world. I found the book interesting because there is always something going on. Just reading the book made me feel calm, but in some parts it made me feel a completely different emotion. I felt disgusted because the Taliban chopped off the prisoners body parts. Sometimes when I read the book it makes me think how lucky I am to have such great things.And I am lucky to have peace in Canada. I would recommend that people eight and up should read the book because there is a little bit of violence. By Alexandra