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The breadwinner
Ellis, Deborah
Teen Fiction ELLIS

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madelaine said:
This book is a trilogy, so if you like this book, which you obviously will, you should read the rest. They are set in Afghanistan, and the women and girls lead a really tough life there.
posted Nov 6, 2007 at 7:05PM
sam Lagerstrom said:
This book made me realize what life was like. I felt a little bad that I could not do anything.
posted Feb 20, 2007 at 5:25PM
Samantha Hamilton said:
It's a great book about an afghan girl who has to dress as a boy to save her family.
posted Feb 15, 2007 at 1:09PM
Laura said:
I thought this book was amazing! It was fast paced and kept you reading wanting to know what would happen next. This book was a very fast read with 170 pages and large print. This book represents the phrase- Don't judge a book by it's cover. I think this book was great!
posted Aug 26, 2006 at 11:07AM
Laura said:
I thought this book was amazing! It was fast paced and kept you reading wanting to know what would happen next. This book was a very fast read with 170 pages and large print. This book represents the phrase- Don't judge a book by it's cover. I think this book was great!
posted Aug 26, 2006 at 11:07AM
Kelly said:
This trilogy is excellent! It starts with a family in Afghanistan and it follows the girls life all the way through. Boys and Girls alike will enjoy these 3 awesome books. If you like history or culture, or even just a good book of any type, they are perfect for you. They're full of adventure, mystery, suspense, happiness, and much more. I would definitely recommend this trilogy to any one of the teenage reading level.
posted Nov 24, 2004
Michelle said:
The Breadwinner is an intriguing look into the life of Afghan people. Ellis does an excellent job portraying the hardships they face in everyday life. The storyline is very compelling and holds the readers interest. It has a young hero, which young adults will relate to. Ellis develops her characters so well that the reader almost gets the feeling that Parvana's (the main character)family really exists. There are many different conflicts going on in The Breadwinner that keep the reader interested. Parvana has conflicts within herself, with her family, and the overall life of people in Afghanistan. She is old enough to remember what life was like before the Taliban, so she has some real issues with her current situation. Ellis includes a glossary in the back that gives definitions and descriptions of the Afghan terms used in the story. She has studied and worked in Afghanistan and used her background to help keep the depictions of Afghan life accurate. In addition, although this book was written in 2000, it deals with current events taking place in our world today and therefore would be an excellent way to begin discussions on the topic. The Breadwinner is a great example of realistic contemporary fiction and would be a great multicultural book as well.
posted Aug 4, 2004
Lyndsi said:
If you want to read a heart touching and adventureious book at the same time read The Breadwinner. This is about a young girl named Parvana, and she lives in Afganistan and girls are not allowed to leave there houses and if they have a window it must be painted in black so you cantout be seen. Parvanas father was arrested for doing nothing at all and they have no money since no girls can go outside so Parvanas mother cuts her hair and gives he some clothes that boys would wear and she works for the family. You may think this is no big deal but it is if she is caught it will be death for her and her family. will she find any other girls pretending to be boys. Will her Family live. Read the book and i gaurante you wont regret it.
posted Apr 9, 2004
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