The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

January 14th, 2015 by

The Breadwinner Deborah EllisSubmitted by Owen, Age 11 from OTHER

Rating: ★★½☆☆

The Breadwinner is a book about a young girl and her family who live in Afghanistan. They struggle from the Taliban with a family of all girls. Its hard for them to live. The genre of the book is a realistic historical drama. The major theme is war is bad. It can tear families apart. Afghanistan takes a huge part in the book because of the Taliban. The antagonist is the Taliban and the protagonist is Parvana. I think the strongest relationship is Parvana and Father because they have a strong bond and something separates them. Parvana is not a real girl but this probably happen to someone like Parvana.

The author does a good job making me feel there because she is very descriptive. I think the characters are believable because this probably happen to someone like Parvana. Parvana reminds me of a girl named Tris from the book Divergent because they are both strong, brave, and helpful. I like the author’s writing style because it is very descriptive.

A scene that moved me was when father was arrested because parvana had to dress as a boy. I felt mad because it was for no reason at all. Another scene is when a Talib started to cry about his wife that passed away because the book made it seem like all Talib are bad and don’t have a heart. I would recommend this this book to a 12 + year old because there is a bit of violence but not to much. I found the book good because it was very descriptive. There was bit of violence but not much. I’m very excited to read book #2 and #3.

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