The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

December 11th, 2014 by

The Breadwinner Deborah EllisSubmitted by Hewitt, Age 10 from OTHER

Rating: ★★★★½

The Breadwinner Review

The Breadwinner is about a young girl and her family who live in Afghanistan. Parvana, the protagonist, struggled under the oppression of the Taliban rule. The major themes of this book are human rights and the double standards between men and women. Some important relationships in this book are Shauzia and Parvana and Parvana and her family.

The author explained how it was like in Afghanistan. Someone like Parvana is Malala. The author adequately described them by using lots of adjectives. The author did not do a good job of making me feel like I am there. For example, she did not use very good description when she described Afghanistan.

I found the book interesting because there were many places that left me in suspense. I liked the funny parts like when the father said “Did you bring home another educated women today?” and Parvana replied “No father, I just brought home onions.” I would recommend this book to kids nine and up because it has mild violence.

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