The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

December 11th, 2014 by

The Breadwinner Deborah EllisSubmitted by jake, Age 10 from OTHER

Rating: ★★★★★

The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner is a book about a young girl and her family who live in Afghanistan. Parvana, the protagonist struggled under the Taliban rule. The major themes in this book are violence against people and double standards. Double standards is when there are two different rules for boys and girls. The protagonist in the book is Parvana and the antagonist is the Taliban.

The author put the action around the middle of the book. When I’m reading any book I don’t feel like I’m there, but the author added descriptive words to describe the setting. The main characters are believable because it is like what is happening to girls in Afghanistan. I don’t know anyone like the characters but the author describes the characters very well. I really liked how the author described the characters and what is happening and the places in the book.

I found the book educational because it is telling you what is happening in Afghanistan. I liked it when Parvana’s father came back after he was taken by the Taliban. I didn’t like it when the Taliban captured people. I would recommend this book to people ages 7 and over because there are some parts where younger readers wouldn’t understand but it’s a good opportunity to learn.

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