The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

January 14th, 2015 by

The Breadwinner Deborah EllisSubmitted by Huda, Age 10 from OTHER

Rating: ★★★★½

The Breadwinner Book review

The Breadwinner is a book about a young girl named Parvana and her family who live in Afghanistan. Parvana ,the protagonist, struggled under the oppression of Taliban rule. The Taliban are the antagonists. Some of the major themes within this book are resilience and how she showed courage by digging bones. Afghanistan is major theme because the war happened there.The genre is realistic historical and drama. Realistic because the Taliban and Afghanistan are real.
The Taliban are cruel by taking away women’s rights. Some of the important relationships are
of Parvana and Nooria because first Nooria was bossy but now she is kind. Parvana and her family live in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The author does a good job of making me feel like I’m there in Afghanistan, For example in the story when Parvana was at market place and when she was digging her knees in the hard ground, I could picture it.The conversation are plausible. I think the main characters are believable because girls in Afghanistan can be going through this. Ms.Weera reminds me of my mom because my mom because she is hard working. Parvana reminds me of my cousin who will do many things to help.This book takes place in Kabul, Afghanistan at the time of the Taliban.

The part at the stadium shocked me because in Canada, you go to jail if you do something wrong or bad.Her father getting stolen for no reason is very scary. I feel sorry for Parvana. I didn’t like the violent parts otherwise it is great.I would recommend this book to kids 10-11. Some parts are really amazing like at the end. I really enjoyed how good of a character Parvana is.

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