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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

The Breadwinner

I loved it. Read it when I was in fourth grade and it still mesmerizes me. And I'm in the seventh grade. Beautiful. Makes you think past the things you hear.

posted by 6162056 on August 12, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Not appropriate

I am going into the 6th grade in the fall. This book was violent and i dont think it was age approriate

posted by Anonymous on July 7, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2011

    Not appropriate

    I am going into the 6th grade in the fall. This book was violent and i dont think it was age approriate

    7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2008

    So untrue

    This book was a big shock to me as a moslem. The book is dealing with issues in my religion that the author knows nothing about. I lived in Kabul for a while, and Yes, I have seen violence and anger but never seen the bodies cut limb to limb and heads thrown all around because people read books!!! Dead bodies were not left to the dogs to eat!I think this book is a real failure. I advise the author to go and write about topless girls on California beaches this is the real life she knows, instead of imagining things and putting them on the tongues of women who live in Kabul.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2005

    Well meant, but not a good read

    This book has good meaning behind it and is decent if you are trying to teach a young kid about the hard times in the Middle East. However, it is poorly written, and everyone I've talked to was bored with it. You don't relate to Parvana or anyone else in her family because the dialogue is slow, and the characters are unrealistic. I don't recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2003

    Breadwinner

    I didn't really like this book that much. this book was about Parvana who lived in Afganastan. Both of her parents were educated adn her father got taken by a taliban but they don't want women. So Parvana cut off all of her hair off and acted like a boy. Parvana started a job with a girl that used to be inn her class. Her name was Shazia. Parvana's older sister got married and she was leaving to go to Pakistan. They went everywhere selling things like, ciggatees, gum, and liquid. They went to a staidum and saw people arms and hands getting chopped off. She went home and her sick adn beated up father was on the ground in front of the house. They made him well and they liveda great life.

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