The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

January 14th, 2015 by

The Breadwinner Deborah EllisSubmitted by Mazzen, Age 10 from OTHER

Rating: ★★★★☆

The Breadwinner Book Review
By: Mazzen

The Breadwinner is a book about a girl in a country called Afghanistan, a country torn apart by a horrible and long civil war. The girl’s name is Parvana and she lives in this horrible country with her mother, father,sister named Nooria and little brother and other sister. I think the genre for this fantastic book is mixed up with historical, drama and realistic. The major themes for this book are; Afghanistan, war is horrible and to stand up for yourself. The antagonist in the book is the Taliban, but in the beginning when the Taliban weren’t mentioned, is was kinda Nooria, Parvana’s older sister. The protagonist in the story is Parvana. The major relationships in the story are Parvana and the window woman, Parvana and Shauzia, Parvana’s mother and Mrs.Weera, and later on in the book, Parvana and Nooria.

The author is a very creative person when it comes to writing books. In the book, the time that the action happened in the story is when citizens of Afghanistan were under the Taliban rule, while the place that the action took place was Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan.The author does an excellent job at making me believe like i’m there, in Afghanistan. She does this by using descriptive words, and not just boring words. She also does this by using actual words from Afghanistan. The main characters are believable. They’re believable because the author takes time to describe each and every character. I can’t recall knowing anyone like the characters in the story. I like the authors writing style because she’ll take a word like run, and turn it into dash or sprint.

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