This sequel by award-winning author, Deborah Ellis, tells the story of Parvana, travelling alone across a war-ridden Afghanistan in an attempt to find her family. *Deborah Ellis is the winner of the Governor General's Award in Canada, their equivalent to the Carnegie Medal
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages, 1 map
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 04/03/2004
- Category: Fiction & true stories
- ISBN: 9780192753489
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Review by minhquach
This is a book I have read last year, during term 1-2 in year 8. It was a great book, while reading it; I realized it was based on a true story, which actually taught me a lot throughout the process of reading it. It's a book that a lot of people can relate to, it's based on a girl pretending to be a boy to fit in and support her family. Since in Afghanistan woman weren’t allowed outside the street without a man with them and her father was in prison. Like most of us nowadays, we would do anything to fit in the crowd. I really had fun reading it, when I read one page I can’t stop but keep reading on and on until I finish the book. The book actually makes you feel like you’re at the scene. I would recommend this book for teenagers to adults, because the language used in it was quite difficult, for example it had some Afghanistan words. Some younger audience would have got confused. The only part I disliked in the book was when Parvana’s dad got token away by Afghanistan’s solders for having an education in England, I just didn’t get why they would do that. But overall, I loved the book and had a great and wonderful time reading it, it killed a lot of spare time that I had. I would rate it a 4.5 out of 5 since I basically liked the whole book.