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The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
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Jan 02, 11

bookshelves: multicultural, war, important-must_read, recommend, series, middle-grades, own
Read from December 20 to 23, 2010

Truth and facts are very much two different things. I've come to firmly believe that truth can be more appropriately and thoroughly learned through well written fiction - or through fiction read in a context of a background knowledge/framework of the facts. The three books that comprise this series and a fourth book written to an adult audience are based on interviews conducted during a visit to Afghanistan and the refugee camps there by the author. I thought the story was extremely well put together and I consider it a must read - and a read that must include the second book.

Parvana became very real for me and the book held my interest through every page. It felt like historical fiction but with the history ranging from the very recent past through the present "history in the making".

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