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My Name Is Parvana

by Deborah Ellis

Series: The Breadwinner (4)

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Found wandering alone in a bombed-out Afghan school, 15-year-old Parvana mystifies American military forces by remaining silent, while spending her time remembering the past four years of her life, having been reunited with her mother and sisters and living in a village where her mother's finally managed to open a school for girls.… (more)

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Like the three previous books in this series, this story deals with the oppression of women and young girls in Afghanistan. Parvana is a survivor. After living a life disguised as a boy to support her family, seeing many of her friends and family murdered for their beliefs, being reunited with her mother and siblings as they strive to build a girls' school only to have her dreams once again destroyed, Parvana is arrested by the American military, suspected of terrorism. The story takes you back and forth from the present - Parvana's inprisonment and interogation - to the past - the series of events leading to Parvana's capture. Full of emotion and extremely well-written, this book keeps the reader captivated to the end. A strongly recommended read. ( )
  SheilaCornelisse | Jul 4, 2013 |
A moving and inspiring story unfolded before me as I devoured every word Ellis put between the covers. I only wish it had been much longer than the two hundred one pages. This is a sequel in the Breadwinner Series and is so finely written, there is no need to read the first book to pick up where the last book left off.

Full review cn be found on my website at http://www.musingwithcrayolakym.com/book-reviews.html ( )
  crayolakym | Apr 30, 2013 |
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Found wandering alone in a bombed-out Afghan school, 15-year-old Parvana mystifies American military forces by remaining silent, while spending her time remembering the past four years of her life, having been reunited with her mother and sisters and living in a village where her mother's finally managed to open a school for girls.

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