My Name Is Parvana

My Name Is Parvana

Book - 2012
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Parvana is imprisoned and interrogated by American soldiers when she is found wandering around alone in a bombed-out school in Afghanistan.
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9781554982974
1554982979
Characteristics: 201 p. :,maps. --

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ilovesoup Apr 25, 2014

very sad book, i was almost in tears. they author really understands how to peice a book like this together. every second chapter is a story of her past, and the others are her life now. at the end they connect and the story is told. My favorite red maple book :)

purplebluereader Feb 24, 2014

it is a very great book to read!!

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abera2003
Feb 19, 2014

My name is Parvana is great book and I think the series is awesome. I read the books Breadwinner, Parvana's journey,Mudcity and My name is Parvana. Hope you enjoy the book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fireblaze7896_0 Jan 31, 2014

I LOVED THIS BOOK!♥ If you read the rest of the series: The Breadwinner, Parvana's Journey & Mud City you will absolutely love this next book in the series. I know I did!

SPL_Childrens Jan 03, 2014

In this long-awaited sequel to The Breadwinner Trilogy, Parvana, now 15 years old, has just survived a horrific tragedy that has killed her mother and destroyed the school for girls. Now Parvana’s own life is in danger. This book has been nominated for the 2014 Red Maple Fiction Award.

MrsBechtelRedMaple Dec 03, 2013

I did really like it but the whole time I was reading I felt like I was missing part of the story which I'm sure came in the first three books. One of my students had read the first three a long time ago and she started this one and said she wanted to wait and re-read the first three again. I'm certain with the background of the story it could be a five star.

sgoronovsky1 Nov 19, 2013

Having read the whole series of books to a few classes, I was so excited to read this final book. I was sad that things had to end so terribly for Parvana. I had imagined a happier ending to things for Parvana.

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niku1234
Aug 03, 2013

Ever since I read the first page of "The Breadwinner" I was fascinated by Deborah Ellis' writing. I love this book so much because it's so inspiring. It really makes you think about what you have. While reading "My Name Is Parvana" my thoughts kept returning to the comparison of my life and Parvana's. It makes you realize how much you have. The book is powerful and well-written as are "Mud City" and "Parvana's Jounrey."

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dovercourt
Apr 14, 2013

very sad but inspriring. great book. will recommend to every1 who loves history.

sential Dec 09, 2012

When I was a kid, I was fascinated with a new series called "The Breadwinner" by Deborah Ellis. It was about a girl in Afghanistan and how after her father is imprisioned by the Taliban, she dresses as a boy to earn money in order to feed her family. That book was followed by "Parvana's Journey" And finally "Mud CIty"

All of these years later, readers wondered what ever happened to Parvana? This book, "My name is Parvana" details Parvana's continal, harsh life in Afghanistan. I liked this book purely for finding out the adventure of this next chapter in Parvana's life. But my favour of this book pretty much ends there.

Beyond that, I actually didn't like Parvana in this book as I had adored her as a child. In this book she's illogical, stubborn, selfish, arrogant and entitled. Not the giving, kind soul that found herself in a sad situation as a child. In this book she is still very determined, but lacking focus. Robbed of her childhood, she daydreams and acts as a child even though she is 15.
The writing style is also different as each odd chapter jumps back and forth between the present and the past leading up to the present. However, there is much of the plot that is not explained, details not explored, conclusion is abrupt, and pretty fanciful-that she gets rescued just in the nick of time.I would have also liked to have seen more development of Asif and Hassan, characters from the previous three books that barely have the spot light in this book. Unfortunately, while I was excited to read this book, it was a bit of a let down.

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