The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

December 11th, 2014 by

The Breadwinner Deborah EllisSubmitted by Kai, Age 10 from OTHER

Rating: ★★★★½

The Breadwinner is a book about a young girl who lives in Afghanistan with her family. Parvana the protagonist struggles under the oppression of the Taliban rule. Parvana has to find a way to work without being caught by a Taliban soldiers. She comes up with a creative and unique way to do this. Once Parvana can work she finds many areas of her life surprising. Near the end she is in the biggest surprise of them all.

The author wrote the book very well. She makes it realistic because she chooses a problem that is a actual problem in the world. She uses realistic characters like Parvana who is similar to the real life Malala. She could have chosen to use better words to describe an object, setting or feeling like sparkling instead of shining. Otherwise, the author wrote a very awesome book.

I found the book very intriguing because there is a problem that is solved in the beginning of each chapter and new problem that happens at the end of each chapter. Example of a new problem that begin, she heard the faint sound of a woman crying. I also liked the book because it is very exciting, when a woman keeps throwing gifts out a window at Parvana at the market when she is working. I recommend this book to people who like realistic fiction. The age group I recommend this book is 9-10.

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