The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

December 11th, 2014 by

The Breadwinner Deborah EllisSubmitted by Amolika, Age 10 from OTHER

Rating: ★★★★½

The Breadwinner Book Review
By: Amolika

The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis 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 in this book are:
Violence against people because the Taliban are hurting people.
Human rights because girls can’t go outside without a burqa or a chador and a male.
Lack of egalitarianism because because males can do things that women can’t.
Double standards because there is a different set of rules for both genders.
Visionary because all the the detail made me feel like I was there.
Family because she cares a lot about her family.

The author’s writing style really interested me because I am not too fond of reading non-fiction, or realistic books, however, the way that the author added in some fiction made me want to finish the whole series. The author helped me to see how fortunate we are to have health care, safe and secure homes, education and a safe country to live in all together.

I found the book awesome. It left a lot of suspense but I am going to read the rest of the series. I’m sure I’ll get my answers in the rest of the books!!!

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