The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

January 14th, 2015 by

The Breadwinner Deborah EllisSubmitted by Sianne, Age 10 from OTHER

Rating: ★★★★☆

The Breadwinner book review Sianne
December.10. 2014

The Breadwinner is a book about a young girl named Parvana and her family that live in Afghanistan/ Kabul. Parvana is the protagonist struggled under the oppression of the Taliban rule. In this book there is a lot of bombing very bad things can happen but not everyone is evil. The genre of this book is a realistic ,historical and drama . The antagonist in the book is the Taliban.The important relationships in this story is Parvana & Nooria, Parvana & Shauzia, Parvana & her father,the window women & the Taliban, Homa & the Taliban , and Parvana & Homa.The reason this book is a realistic, historical and drama is because there are are scenes of violence and those scenes are very tragic because you see people getting hurt, its realistic because something like this could of happened a long time ago, and its historical because something like this could of happened a long time ago because of the Taliban. one major theme in the book is Parvana dressing up as a boy , cutting her hair, and going to work (even though the Taliban do not allow girls to go outside) just to earn money for her family to get food and even though Parvana is a fictional character in Afghanistan people still did this sort of thing for the sake of their family.

The author does a good job with her writing style and the way she uses words because she makes you feel like she is taking the characters spot in the book and replacing her/him with yourself and I think thats what good authors do. The book takes place in Afghanistan/Kabul when the Taliban was in control. The author does a really good job in making me feel like I’m there because with the conversations and the setting that I imagine in my head I definitely feel like I’m there instead of Parvana. I do think that the characters are believable even if they are bad or good because they still have feelings no matter what they do. I do feel the author does a good job describing the characters because I can easily tell by what each character does their either kind, helpful, cruel etc… One person that I can relate Parvana to is my sister because she is brave, helpful, she would take any challenge, and she is caring.

I kind of liked the book because there was a lot of violence and sometimes I don’t like that much violence but the book was interesting. I found that the book was in the middle of good and bad because throughout the book it teaches you a very important lesson but it was very violent for me . The scene that moved me was when Parvana offered her father anything he wanted after he was released from jail because that was a very nice thing to do as a younger person.

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