The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

October 6th, 2017 by

The Breadwinner Deborah EllisSubmitted by Marie, Age 13 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

The book “Breadwinner” was an outstanding book! In my opinion, this has been one of the best books I’ve ever read. I really understood the book better than any other book I’ve read so far. Breadwinner made me realize I should appreciate how I live. It helped me understand that not everyone is as lucky as I am to be living the way I live.
I can’t imagine how Parvana was living. For example, Parvana had to switch genders to make money for her family, so they can get food and live. If it wasn’t for Parvana, her family would have been dead or dying for food. Another example is even before she switched into a boy, she couldn’t leave her house and she was forbidden to go back to school. The Taliban has taken control over Afghanistan so they forbade women to work and leave their houses for ever and they forbade girls from going to school, so Parvana barely had any friends. After reading this book and other nonfiction articles in class, it made me realize how lucky I am to live in America.

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