The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

December 11th, 2014 by

The Breadwinner Deborah EllisSubmitted by Isabel, Age 9 from OTHER

Rating: ★★★★½


The Breadwinner book was a realistic fiction genre. The Breadwinner is a book about a young girl and her family who live in Afghanistan. Parvana the protagonist, struggled under the oppression of the Taliban rules. Some of the major themes in the Breadwinner were, violence against human rights, like killing people for the sake of killing people, lack of egalitarianism like only allowing men to be doctors. Another example of double standards is the rule of woman are not allowed to go out of the house without a man.

The author made me feel like the breadwinner book was like a movie in my head by using interesting words that I had never heard before. Her descriptions made detailed pictures in my head, it even made me envision the colors of the pictures. If the author didn’t have those descriptive words the book would not have had the same affect on me.. I loved how the author, didn’t use words like put, some and sat. I think Parvana is similar to Malala Yusif because she takes risks and she is brave. The book took place in Kabul, Kabul is a very pretty place but sometimes it isn’t the safest place to be. The Breadwinner was a very descriptive and detailed book.

I found the book interesting because I thought that Parvana was very dramatic and I had a surprise twist at the end that made me very happy.Some quotes examples from the book where: “I’m Malala ” another example is “I can read that letter as well as father”. I would recommend this book to 9+ because it has some violence against human rights in it and a few sad parts but the book was really amazing.

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