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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Children's Week: Review: Parvana's Journey

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Parvana’s Journey is a sequel to the international bestselling book, The Breadwinner.

This remarkable story is about a young girl’s journey to find her mother and her siblings in a war torn Afghanistan. The book starts at her father’s funeral  and Parvana, disguised as a boy, has the courage and determination to continue the journey on her own. Along the way she finds orphaned children who join her in her search.

The book is not written for the fainthearted as there is a lot of death and brutality from living in a war zone. The story is well written and very interesting and it captures the reader’s mind. 

After reading The Breadwinner, I really wanted to read this book to see what happens next and I have not been disappointed.

The rating for this book is a 4.5 out of 5.

- This review by Jared McFadgen, 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

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