The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner #1

Deborah Ellis

fiction middle grade challenging emotional hopeful fast-paced

171 pages | first published 2000

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Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, 11-year-old Parvana has rarely been outdoors. Barred from attending school, shopping at the market, or even playing in the streets of Kabul, the heroine of Deborah Ellis's engrossing children's novel The Br...
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Summary of 312 reviews

Moods

emotional 65%
sad 55%
hopeful 40%
inspiring 40%
adventurous 35%
challenging 30%
informative 27%
tense 27%
dark 22%
reflective 20%
lighthearted 5%
funny 2%
mysterious 2%

Pace

fast 73%
medium 26%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 53% | Character: 31% | Plot: 15%

Strong character development?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 11%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 5% | No: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 55% | Yes: 23% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.9

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