The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

January 14th, 2015 by

The Breadwinner Deborah EllisSubmitted by Reese, Age 10 from OTHER

Rating: ★★★★☆

The Breadwinner Book Review
Reese
protagonist:
Main character.

Taliban:
Very bad people who once ruled over Afghanistan

The Breadwinner is a book about a girl named Parvana, and she is the protagonist in the story. Parvana is with her family and friends in Kabul. Generally, the book is about realistic, historical drama on her adventure around the town.

The book is set in Kabul, Afghanistan, at the time in which the Taliban ruled over Afghanistan. The author (Deborah Ellis) makes you feel like you are in the story because she implements so much detail into each and every paragraph you read. The main characters (Parvana, Shauzia, Nooria, Mother and Father) are believable because everybody has their own personality, not just everyone being the same. The main character (Parvana) reminds me of Tris from Divergent because they can be timid at times, but also strong and confident. Sometimes, the author emphasizes the violent parts of the story, like when Mother and Parvana were trying to save father when they got whipped by the Taliban.

At certain times, i get uncomfortable and awkwardly cringe at the violent parts like the time when the Taliban cut off the hands of thieves.

I loved the book because of all the characters, detail and events that occur in the story.I Would recomend this book to anybody over 8 years old and likes a good, rich long story.

I found the book entertaining because of how long the story is and how Parvana reacts to certain events in the story. The book is great overall and I LOVED IT!

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