The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

January 14th, 2015 by

The Breadwinner Deborah EllisSubmitted by Jaimyn, Age 10 from OTHER

Rating: ★★★★½

The Breadwinner Book Review
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The Breadwinner is a book about a girl named Parvana and her family who live in Afghanistan. Parvana is the protagonist and she struggles under the Taliban rule. The antagonist is the Taliban. The genre of the book is realistic,historical and drama. The major themes in the book is resilience and Afghanistan. The most important relationships of the story is Parvana and Shauzia,Parvana and her father,Parvana and Nooria, Parvana’s mother and Mrs.Weera. The setting is in Afghanistan. The characters in the book is Parvana,Shauzia,mother,Mrs Weera,father,Homa and the window woman. Afghanistan is a country that was overtaken by the Taliban and woman had no rights.

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This story was taken place in Kabul Afghanistan when the Taliban was in control. The author did a good job making me feel like i was there because the conversation. Yes i like it because she used descriptive words and also in my head when i was reading it felt like i was there. Parvana reminds me of a friend named Connor who never gives up and helps anyone. I like the authors writing style because it leaves you hanging and makes you want to read more.

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Part that moved me was the soccer stadium when the Taliban cut of the stealers hands off. It moved me because they should not get there hands cut off they should just get arrested. Another part that moved me is when Parvana dressed up as a boy. It moved me because i would not dress up as a girl to go outside. I like it because because it had good detail and creative. I would recommend the book to my friend because he likes historical books.I would make it readers then and up. I found the book interesting because it had some descriptive words and made me feel like i was there because whrn they talk it felt like they were talking to me. The book was hopeful because I was hoping to make it to Mazor and for mother to return.

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