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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Children's Week: Review: Parvana's Journey

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Parvana’s Journey is about a girl called Parvana who is journeying in Afghanistan. She comes across a strange noise while journeying, “what is it?” you might say, but you will have to read the book to find out!

I really enjoyed reading Parvana’s Journey. When you see the cover you don’t think it’s going to be good but once you start to read it, it is absolutely amazing. But remember this is the sequel to The Breadwinner, so make sure to read The Breadwinner first! If I was to give it a rating out of five, I would give it a FIVE!

Black hat negative: I flew through Parvana’s Journey and I couldn’t find any bad things about the story. I don’t think there are any negatives about the book.

Yellow hat positive: I liked everything about this book, it was detailed, adventurous and fun. It was amazing just reading this book and if I was to choose the book that took me to the most places in my head it would be this one!

- This review by Oliver Softley, a member of the St Mary's Catholic Primary School Kalgoorlie Book Club.

KBR Note: The Breadwinner was published in Australia by Allen & Unwin with the title Parvana.
Title: Parvana's Journey
Author: Deborah Ellis
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $15.95 RRP
Publication Date: November 2002
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781865089997
For ages: 11-14
Type: Middle Fiction


  1. Thanks for your excellent review - it sounds like I book I have to read!
    ~ Rebecca

  2. Your comment that this book took you to 'the most places in my head' has definitely convinced me that I need to read Parvana's Journey. Thanks for this great review.

  3. Hey Oliver--what a great review. I think it's brilliant you guys read this at school. All kids should read this book!


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