December 11th, 2014 by You(th)
Submitted by Aimee, 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. The major themes within this book are the connection between friends and how Parvana’s family still love each other if something bad happens, and when Parvana’s family looks after each other and cares about people. The author Deborah Ellis wrote things in the Breadwinner that actually happened in Afghanistan or is maybe still happening in Afghanistan.
She also described parts of the book that I could see the image in my mind for example when Parvana’s father came back. The words were so descriptive and detailed. She made the characters care about each other so much.She also made Parvana and Nooria start to get along better than they used to.I found the book good because it made me feel that I’m lucky that I get to go to school, and have clean water because not all of the kids in Afghanistan get to have freedom and not go to school. Also, I thought the book was good because it was detailed and the words fit in perfectly with the book and it was just a really good book. I would recommend this book for children ages 8 and up because younger children wouldn’t understand the themes in the book as much as older kids would.