February 10th, 2015 by You(th)
Submitted by shaiza, Age 10 from OTHER
The Breadwinner is a descriptive book written by Deborah Ellis, the author. This book is about a eleven-year-old brave young girl and her family who lives in Afghanistan. Parvana, the protagonist, struggles under the preasure of the antagonist Taliban. The major themes in this book is that every one is not evil, resilience and relationships. Some of the important relationships within this book are Parvana and mother, Parvana and father and Nooria, her sister and Parvana. Parvana is a confident girl, who always perseveres and tries to bring her family together and bring them food, because she is the only one to do this work because her big brother Hussain was killed by a Land-mine. And her father is arrested, so now she has to turn herself into a boy ,so that she can go outside to bring food because girls are not aloud to go outside because of the Taliban. The author Deborah Ellis did a really good job of making me feel that I am actually in Kabul, Afghanistan by including lots of details, using descriptive word and using Afghani words like naan, burqa, shalwar kameez and toshaq. The author makes me believe that the characters are realistic because she used a lot of descriptive words to describe the characters. Deborah Ellis did an incredible job of describing the characters and I like how she used so many adjectives and descriptive words to describe the scenes and characters. I found the book interesting because there were some scenes that I really like, like when Parvana turns into a boy just for her family. I dislike this book because there was a lot of violence like the stadium scenes and the news Homa told Parvana about the Mazar-e-sharif.I would recommend this book to someone who is in grade 6 or up.