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Deborah Ellis (1) (1960–)

Autor(a) de The Breadwinner

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About the Author

Deborah Ellis is an anti-war and women's rights activist who works as a mental health counsellor at Margaret Frazer House in Toronto.
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Obras por Deborah Ellis

The Breadwinner (2000) 2,837 exemplares
Parvana's Journey (2002) 976 exemplares
Mud City (2003) 566 exemplares
The Breadwinner Trilogy (2006) 242 exemplares
The Heaven Shop (2004) 218 exemplares
My Name Is Parvana (2010) 174 exemplares
I Am a Taxi (The Cocalero Novels) (2006) 139 exemplares
No Ordinary Day (2011) 136 exemplares
Bifocal (2007) 133 exemplares
A Company of Fools (2004) 128 exemplares
No Safe Place (2010) 123 exemplares
Looking for X (2000) 104 exemplares
Moon at Nine (2014) 103 exemplares
The Cat at the Wall (2014) 75 exemplares
Jakeman (2007) 65 exemplares
Sacred Leaf (2007) 61 exemplares
Diego, run! (2007) 48 exemplares
True Blue (2011) 46 exemplares
Sit (2017) 34 exemplares
The Girl From Turtle Mountain (2004) 22 exemplares
In From The Cold (2010) 21 exemplares
The Prison Runner (2008) 21 exemplares
Keeley's Big Story (2005) 20 exemplares
The best day of my life (2012) 15 exemplares
Diego's pride (2008) 13 exemplares
Parvana's promise (2012) 12 exemplares
Keeley and the Mountain (2006) 10 exemplares
The Clear-Out (Good Reads) (2013) 7 exemplares
Beyond the Barricade (2009) 6 exemplares
Keeley's Journey (2007) 4 exemplares
Women of the Afghan War (2000) 3 exemplares

Associated Works

Click (2007) — Contribuidor — 460 exemplares
The Breadwinner [2017 film] (2018) — Original book — 24 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum




Representation: Asian characters
Trigger warnings: Kidnapping, abuse, death of a father, sexism, persecution
Score: Seven points out of ten.
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7/10, this was an enjoyable novel despite it being less than 100 pages yet it still manages to be a well executed one albeit being rather heartbreaking. It starts off with the main character Parvana living with her family but she lives in Taliban controlled Afghanistan in 2001 which is just an awful place to live there but anyways some Taliban soldiers arrive to interrogate her father and take him away and she would do anything to find him again. Towards the middle of the book she disguises herself and goes off alone continuing on her quest, financially supporting herself and meeting some other characters along the way however I also liked how her father explained the backstory of Afghanistan so creatively and the power of stories as well. In the last part she eventually does find her father; this moment soon turns bittersweet as he passes right in front of her eyes before she talks about the power of stories and people again ending the story, besides that the colour palette and art style look pleasing to the eyes and feels like a realistic artists' impression of a town in Afghanistan. I'm surprised that I've never even heard of this story until I picked it up and of course it was worth reading though the original novel could be just as good.… (mais)
Law_Books600 | 102 outras críticas | Nov 3, 2023 |
This novella length book is the first in a post-apocalyptic trilogy, and is a good start to what promises to be an interesting series. Some readers may think that at 139 pages it couldn’t possibly set the scene for a gripping trilogy, and those readers would be wrong.

This type of post-apocalyptic themed novel seems to be all around us at the moment, but in this debut novel I found something I hadn’t come across before, a complete storyline and some very relatable characters. The main protagonist is a strong man faced with unenviable choices and following a course of actions he may have thought himself incapable of before the collapse of the world he knows. Through a skilful use of writing and rich development of the characters, this Author is able to give this books readers a thoroughly emotionally charged and realistic journey through their trials and tribulations.

The situations the Author places her characters in are well described and thought through to the point the reader is made to think and examine the way they would react in the same circumstances, and as I have said in previous reviews I do like a book that makes me think.

Although I am not a big fan of zombie novels, I am looking forward to reading the remainder of this trilogy and would, therefore recommend it to anyone who enjoys this genre of book or is an avid viewer of The Walking Dead.

Originally reviewed on: http://catesbooknuthut.com/2014/01/07/review-the-breadwinner-stevie-kopas/

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
… (mais)
Melline | 102 outras críticas | Oct 24, 2023 |
Outras Historias de Uma Garota Afega - A Continuacao de A Viagem de Parvana
Marcia_Ries | Aug 7, 2023 |
i enjoyed this story, though at most points it was really sad. these three children had to live off the streets and had to be careful of the land mines placed everywhere
AnaCarter | 20 outras críticas | Feb 14, 2023 |



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