The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

January 14th, 2015 by

The Breadwinner Deborah EllisSubmitted by Anika, Age 10 from OTHER

Rating: ★★★★½

The Breadwinner Book Review
By:Anika Dec.10 2014
The Breadwinner is a book about a young girl and her family who lived in Afghanistan. Parvana the protagonist, struggled under the Taliban rule. The genre of this book is realistic, historical, drama. Some major themes in this book are how to stand up for yourself, not everyone is evil and really bad things can happen. The Taliban is the antagonist. Some important relationships are Parvana and her father, Parvana and hooria, Parvana’s mom and Ms.Weera. Afghanistan is a place in SE Asia. In Afghanistan there is a war to fight for human rights. Parvana is the main character. She is a kind, loving and helpful person.
Deborah Ellis (the author) does a good job on the book because she does lots of action. The action takes place in Kabul Afghanistan when the Taliban took over the city. Deborah Ellis does a good job of making me feel like i’m there because she uses descriptive words. Conversations were realistic because they are possible. Deborah Ellis uses good adjectives to describe the setting. The main characters are believable because they all have different specialties and those specialties people can have in the time of war. The author did a awesome job of because she left cliff hangers. Parvana reminds me of white Lily because they both wanted to go to school.
A part in the book I didn’t like was when the Taliban took Parvana’s father. The Taliban barged into parvana’s house and took Parvana’s father without asking. I felt sad and mad. I felt sad because Parvana won’t get to see her father. I felt mad because the Taliban came in without asking. I didn’t like how Parvana had to dress as a boy. Parvana had to dress as a boy because girls aren’t aloud to go outside and parvana’s dad got taken to prison. I think the book has too much violence. I would recommend This book to ages 12-15 because Parvana is that age and they might be able to handle the violence more than I did. I found this book good because when I read it I feel like I am there in Kabul Afghanistan with Parvana.

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