The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

January 14th, 2015 by

The Breadwinner Deborah EllisSubmitted by Patricia, Age 10 from OTHER

Rating: ★★★★½

Book Review: The Breadwinner antagonist is the Taliban, the protagonist is Parvana. The important relationships are
The Breadwinner is a book about a young girl named Parvana, she also has a family. This book’s genre is a realistic, historical, drama book. A major theme of this book is lack of rights because in Canada everyone has rights but in Afghanistan girls and women don’t have rights, Afghanistan is another major theme because it took place there. The antagonist is the Taliban and the protagonist is Parvana. The important relationships are Parvana and Shauzia, Parvana and Maryam, and Parvana and Ali.

This happened when the Taliban took over control, this was at Kabul in Afghanistan. The author does a good job making me feel like I’m there by putting juicy words that really makes it sound super realistic. The main characters are believable because it sounds like there real because I think this happened to real people, so its happening to them, but the Taliban that was crying is kinda believable because some Talibans don’t want to be a Taliban anymore for some reason, but if they stand up there going to die from the other Talibans. I actually do know someone that acts like Nooria before, my brother is bossy to me sometimes, he tells me to stop talking, if I don’t he’ll say it again and if I don’t again he yells at me and gets mad. I think the author described them enough because I can picture them in my head so I think thats enough. What I like about the author’s writing style is how she used descriptive words.

The part that really move me was when the Taliban cut off the thief’s hand at the soccer stadium for stealing something, it made me react scared because in Canada that doesn’t happen, another part that made me moved was when Parvana’s dad got captured by the Taliban for no reason, I reacted mad because it was for no reason. I liked the book because it was really interesting at the part when it said Parvana’s dad’s leg got bombed and he decided to amputate it, and then he sold it. I would recommend this book for someone else because its cool and also an interesting book. I would say this book is for twelve years old or older because there’s violence. I found the book awesome and interesting because there was a lot of descriptive words and I could imagine this in my head, I am in love with the book because Parvana’s character is a kind, courageous person.

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