Breadwinner – Read It and Rate It

The Breadwinner
Breadwinner #1
by Deborah Ellis
Realistic Fiction

Review #1
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
Parvana’s father is taken away by the Taliban for no reason at all. Living in Pakistan, her family of all girls are not allowed to go outside without a man. Their food starts running out so they think of a plan – they will disguise Parvana as a boy. She can go outside to buy food without being caught. They cut Parvana’s hair, they give her boy clothes. She makes a living by selling items. But one day, she meets an old school friend, Shauzia, who also disguises herself as a boy! Then one day Parvana’s older sister is going to get married. Her mother and 2 sisters leave to marry her, leaving her with Mrs. Wira, the old gym teacher. hile gone, Parvana’s father returns but the place where her mother was traveling has been taken over by the Taliban. *Read the sequel*

Review #2
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
When 10-year-old Parvana’s father is taken to a Taliban jail for doing no wrong thing at all, her family decides that she should cut her hair and become a boy. She needed to become a boy because in Afghanistan women are not allowed to go outside their home without a man. If she went out without a man she would be beaten and her family would starve! So Parvana’s sister goes to get married where there is no Taliban BUT…the Taliban invade! Parvana had been left home and that is where her father was brought back home!!! *find out what happens in the sequel “Parvana’s Journey”*

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