The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

January 14th, 2015 by

The Breadwinner Deborah EllisSubmitted by Dhruvil, Age 11 from OTHER

Rating: ★★★★☆

The Breadwinner Book Review

The book Breadwinner is a book about realistic,historic and drama. It’s a pretty interesting book because of the major themes and the important relationship in the story. The major themes in the book are war is horrible, really bad things can happen, how to stand for yourself like Parvana did, everybody is not evil and the important ones are relationship and resilience. The important relationship in this story are Parvana and Shauzia , Parvana and her father , Parvana’s mother and Mrs Weera and Parvana and Nooria. The protagonist is Parvana and the antagonist are the Taliban .

It took place in Kabul , Afghanistan during the Taliban rule. Yes, the author did a good job making us feel like i was there by using descriptive words. No, the main characters weren’t believable because the talib who told Parvana to read his letter and cried and that was little shocking that a talib which are strong is crying but everybody have feelings and everybody is not evil, I know Talibans are evil but he is not that evil. The Taliban reminds me off my friend. Yes , I like the way how the author writes because it feels you are there and at the ending of a chapter , the author leaves a word or a sentence which feels you want to read more about it. It’s really fun reading the book.

The scene in the stadium, I thought the part in the stadium was unacepptable and it would never happen in Canada . Nobody will be punished of cutting off their hand of stealing.
Parvana cut her hair , it moved me because you have to be what you are. Parvana had to do it because of the Taliban.
I liked the book because it was a book of hope and it was really interesting and realistic.
Yes, I would recommend this to 14+ or grade 5+.
I found the book pretty interesting because of Parvana’s life and hope , I liked this and I hope you might like it or not but it is really sad and historic

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