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In Parvana’s Journey, the Taliban still control Afghanistan, but Kabul is in ruins. Parvana’s father has just died, and her mother, sister, and brother could be anywhere in the country. Parvana knows she must find them. Despite her youth, Parvana sets out alone, masquerading as a boy. She soon meets other children who are victims of war; an infant boy in a bombed-out villaIn Parvana’s Journey, the Taliban still control Afghanistan, but Kabul is in ruins. Parvana’s father has just died, and her mother, sister, and brother could be anywhere in the country. Parvana knows she must find them. Despite her youth, Parvana sets out alone, masquerading as a boy. She soon meets other children who are victims of war; an infant boy in a bombed-out village, a nine-year-old girl who thinks she has magic powers over landmines, and a boy with one leg. The children travel together, forging a kind of family out of sheer need. The strength of their bond makes it possible to survive the most desperate conditions. Royalties from this book will go toward an education fund for Afghan girls in Pakistani refugee camps....

Title : Parvana's Journey
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ISBN : 9781865089997
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Number of Pages : 204 Pages
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Parvana's Journey Reviews

  • Rebecca McNutt
    2019-03-02 01:17

    The second book telling of a young girl living in Afghanistan during the control of the Taliban, Parvana's Journey is an incredible yet haunting novel of resilience and hope.

  • Anastasia シ
    2019-03-05 05:07

    i enjoyed this story, though at most points it was really sad. these three children had to live off the streets and had to be careful of the land mines placed everywhere

  • Laura
    2019-03-09 08:26

    I've been reading this book off-and-on since school began. Sometimes I'm just not able to take the casual brutality being related. "Parvana's Journey" clearly illustrates the indifference of war.I read "The Breadwinner" a few years ago because I was looking for something for my preAP students to read. I want them to learn more about what life is like outside of the United States; I want them to learn that life in the US is so easy so we ought not take it for granted.Then I was told that parents had protested "The Breadwinner." Some were protesting because they had family serving in Aghanistan; others were disturbed by the way life in Afghanistan was portrayed; others were afraid that middle-schoolers are too young to understand the Taliban and the way women are treated in Afghanistan.I believe "The Breadwinner," "Parvana's Journey," and "Three Cups of Tea" ought to be read by American teens, especially those we expect to be leaders. They ought to learn about life outside their small spheres.And so ought their parents.

  • sepehrdad
    2019-03-06 06:24

    از جلد یک تکان دهنده تر بود. خانواده ی پروانه از هم پاشیده شده اند. مادر و خواهربرادرهایش رفته اند به مزارشریف. به این امید که آن جا در اختیار طالبان نیست و خواهر بزرگترش می تواند ازدواج کند. اما با رفتن شان پروانه می فهمد که طالبان مزارشریف را هم تصرف کرده. سرنوشت مادر و خواهرهابرادرش نامعلوم است. پدرش هم خرد و خمیر از زندان برگشته بود. دو نفری به جست و جوی مادر و خواهرها برادرش می افتند... و کتاب از جایی شروع می شود که پدر پروانه از شدت ضعف می میرد... در روستایی ناشناس به خاکش می سپرد. او همچنان ظاهری پسرانه دارد. افراد روستا نقشه می کشند که او را بسپرند به طالبان و او می فهمد و فرار می کند. آن قدر غم دارد که غم مرگ پدر آن وسط گم می شود...جلد دوم سه گانه ی دختران کابلی قصه ی سفر دور و دراز پروانه ی 11 ساله است در جاده های ناامن افغانستان به جست و جوی مادر و خواهرها و برادرش...پروانه در طول رفتنش به روستاهای ویران بسیاری برمی خورد. در یکی از روستاها کودکی را می بیند که مادرش مرده و او زنده مانده. نامش را حسن می گذارد و می شود مادر او. بعد به آصف برمی خورد. پسری هم سن خودش. بدعنق و بداخلاق که یک پایش را هم از دست داده. او همسفرش می شود. بعدتر به لیلا و مادربزرگش برمی خورند... قصه ی زندگی لیلا و مین زار کنار محل زندگی اش عجیب تکان دهنده بود... و در آخر لیلایی که به مین زار معتقد بود و در هر وعده کمی از غذایش را در زمین دفن می کرد تا به مین زار غذا داده باشد, اسیر یکی از مین ها می شود و می میرد... پایان جلد دو خوش است... هم خوش و هم تلخ...

  • Nusrat Mahmood
    2019-03-16 07:10

    সিরিজের বইগুলো এত সুন্দর কেন? এত কষ্ট কেন পারভানার জীবনে? আমরা এত অদ্ভুত কেন? মানুষের কষ্টের শেষ চাই আবার কষ্টের গল্প পড়ছি অথচ মনে হচ্ছে গল্পটা যেন শেষ না হয়! চলতেই থাকে, চলতেই থাকে।

  • Inoli
    2019-03-18 03:12

    This is a continuation of The Breadwinner and the comments I made on that book apply equally to this book. The break in the story was well placed but I feel they both must be read as a single story. I think too much is left out if only one is read.The author leaves the reader with a very pleasant occurrence in the middle of unpleasant things as she brings this part of the story to a close. I was still left with the feeling of a cliffhanger at the end but I know I may have to wait a long time for the real ending as the story is still going on in Afghanistan. I hope I live long enough and that the ending is better than I expect. This is a story that must be read. I realize that it's one of many but it must be included. I'm sure it's going to be included in a handful of stories that never leave my mind for very long. The third book, Mud City that follows Parvana's friend, has been ordered. I'll have that in a week or so.

  • Laura
    2019-03-03 03:33

    JourneyAs a whole I hate journey stories because that is usually the whole story. In this case it is a journey that has a purpose, but there is no long term goal. Except to be in Pairs in 20 years. Good, well researched book. Now on to the next book in the series.

  • Akash
    2019-02-27 02:13

    Amazing book! The sequel to the breadwinner is equally as good. I look forward to reading the next one

  • Amalie
    2019-02-28 06:24

    I found this book by chance and I loved it! It's the second book of a trilogy: "The Breadwinner," "Parvana's Journey," and "Three Cups of Tea" about children in war torn Afghanistan. In this novel Parvana, her father has died and the family has scattered. Parvana is now 13 years old and she is determined to find her mother and siblings. She has disguised herself as a boy and travels alone, a dangerous thing to do because being a 13-year old it has begun to be more and more difficult to hide womanliness. Along the way she finds a baby whose mother had been killed by a bomb, a a one-legged young boy living in a cave, and a young girl, Leila, living on the edge of a mine field with her grandmother.This book reminded me of The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier. This is another great book that tells us about the suffering children endure when there is war.

  • Nora Wilcox
    2019-03-08 03:12

    To call this book sad, scary, or hopeful feels right. This feels right, because Parvana the main character, goes through sad and scary events, such a when there was bombing near her house, but she still will keep her hope by singing out loud to herself. I like this confidence that Parvana has, it really makes me hope too, because even though they where starving she had strong hope. I couldn't relate to this book, but the words did make a clear picture in my mind. Also, the book made me cry at times. There was one problem, the words weren't too advanced or strong to me. To be honest, this book had the most impact on what I was feeling and thinking, it made get the chills at times. I would recommend this book to somebody who wants to vision what it would be like in a war of chills, crying, sadness, and starvation. So I really prefer for you to read this book.

  • Ahnaf
    2019-03-19 02:33

    "WOW" that is all I have to say about this book. It kills all the hatred in me and brings out the caring part of me. The story is so touching because of the word choices also the ideas and explanation of the scenes sounds so realistic. It's like a 3D feeling that is like no other, I don't think I can compare this to any movie. All the ideas had relevant details and the all the scenes have real life reactions. The story is Fiction although the story does not ever drift of to fantasy . The text style does not ever let get a taste of fiction.

  • Hunterh
    2019-03-19 07:12

    this is a good book to read if you want to know about the war in Afghanistan

  • Ane Liavaa
    2019-03-06 09:26

    This book was about how a girl named Parvana and how she is very sad because there was a dangerous attack in their village so, during the attack she got split up from her family and she coul not find them ever-since. So, one day this stranger which is a guy finds her and asks if they could take care of her until she finds her family. Meanwhile, Parvana is pretending to be a male because she doesn't know if she can trust this stranger so when the family takes her in, some random girl comes and warns Parvana about the family that she is staying with and tells her that they are using her and the father of the family is going to turn her over to they're enemies and sell her for money! Parvana didn't know whether this girl was lying or not but either way she did not want to risk it, so she left. In the end the girl wants to go with Parvana to find her family but she says no because, something will happen so, Parvana travels very far miles and finds her family!

  • 💖Isabella💖
    2019-03-17 01:12

    great book: we read it in my literature circles

  • Aya Sakamoto
    2019-03-02 08:06

    "I didn't create this world, I only have to live in it."This is my favorite book from Breadwinner series (so far), and Asif is definitely my favorite character! At first he was so annoying, but once you knew him, he's totally TSUNDERE!! XD And he's someone you can rely on despite of his disability.

  • Alejandro Rodriguez
    2019-03-02 09:27

    I choose this book because I read the first part of this book last year in my Language arts class. I want to know what it happened in the second part of this book so I start reading it. I think it’s really interesting read the second part. If is a third part I want to read it. This is really book because it shows what families do to be together. This shows me that they are teenage kids working hard to get food for their families. Parvana it’s looking for her mother and sisters. This really happened in real life, kids left their house look for their parents in a different country. She's a girl she has to be care full it’s a lot of danger up there. This is journey that boys and girls take every day. I think a really important event is when Parvana left home to look for her family. This can tell that she really cares about her family and she wants to be with them. Parvana has been through a lot but she doesn’t give up. She has to find her family by her own. I really like this event because it tells me what humans do to be with their families. Parvana it’s a girl and she traveling to find her family. This really happens in real life people to travel to find their family members. She don’t really knows where her family is she’s in danger, her country it’s not in good time to be looking for someone. Parvana had a journey and we all got one too, but in my journey I was with my family all the time. We travel together from Mexico to the USA, I think my journey was not really that hard like Parvanas because I was with my family. We were in a safe country and my mom got a job. The most difficult journey was to learn how to speak, write and understand English. Even thou Parvana is in her origin country it’s hard for her because she’s not with her family. I think the shortest event was when Parvana decide to go in journey to look for her family. The event the happen fast and short because she needs to make a quick decision. If she take the journey or not, she decide to go in the journey because she want to see her family. The main conflict of this part of the story is the she’s going a danger journey because her country is in war. It’s a lot of killing going on and she’s taking journey almost alone. She’s dressing like a boy if the Taliban find her and that she’s a they are going to kill her. I think this book its different that the first book, because in the first part it talks about that she’s dress and work as a boy to get money fee her family. In the second part it show how she look for her family, and how she travel alone to find her family. They talk about different thinks, but they are really similar because it shows how she loves her family and how she fights to be with them. Yes I will recommend this book; it’s a really good book because it talks about journey. I prefer journey books. I think them really interesting. But to really like this book I think you should read the first and second book. This book it’s all about family and how Parvana loves her family. I

  • Madeline
    2019-02-23 06:31

    My professor shouldn't have made my class read three refugee books in a row. If I'd been in charge of the syllabus, they'd be a little more spread out - read a book about refugees one week, then a book about gay teens, then a Holocaust one, repeat as necessary. But no. We're doing them all in a row, which will make my next comment delightfully horrible, especially out of context. I'm getting so tired of hearing about refugees. Parvana's Journey wasn't even anything new. The Taliban are evil, Americans are bombing my country, my parents are dead, I'm an ordinary person trying to deal with an extraordinary situation and also I found a baby in the rubble of a bombed house and blah blah blah. Apparently this book is the second in a trilogy, so I probably would have enjoyed the story a lot more if I had read Book 1 first. As things are, I was sort of thrown into the story without really knowing anything about the characters. So forgive the jaded and cynical response. Next up is the Holocaust book marathon. Brace yourselves. Read for: Social Justice in Young Adult Literature

  • Morgan
    2019-02-24 01:09

    After reading The Breadwinner and loving it, I simply knew I had to read the sequel, Parvana's Journey. At the beginning of this second book, we learn that Parvana's father died on their restless journey to find Parvana's mother and sisters. Parvana, disguised as a boy, is left alone to travel across war torn Afghanistan in search of her family. Along the way, Parvana encounters Hassan, a newborn baby, Asif, a one-legged selfish boy, and Leila, a caring young girl who thinks she has special powers to defeat land-mines. After a bomb destroys the place they are hiding, they are forced to travel the dangerous roads, where they face starvation and also risk being caught by the Taliban. Eventually, Parvana and her companions find a refugee camp, but their difficult journey doesn't end just yet. Parvana's Journey is a great book of realistic fiction and should be read by someone who has completed 'The Breadwinner' or for anyone interested in learning about the atrocities against women and children by the Taliban in Afghanistan.ACADEMIC HONESTY--By pasting this statement, I am indicating that I read the book, and the information on this page is accurate.

  • Jeff Thomson
    2019-03-06 09:23

    Parvana's Journey by, Deborah Ellis is a continuation of the parvana's trials. Parvana goes on a journey looking for her family and picks up a few friends along the way. Following Parvana through the barren landscape of the Taliban infested deserts of Afghanistan is almost to much to bear. This sequel makes hope look grim. The reader has no choice but to feel the pain that plagues Parvana.I personally thought that this novel was a great sequal. I enjoyed reading this book and it did not take very long. The only problems that I had with this book is the fact that it was repetitive and it seemed that there was never any hope for the children on their journey.I would have to suggest this novel to anyone that read The Breadwinner. The reason I would have to suggest this book is because its a part of the trilogy. I feel that once you have started a series it is important to finish it. That is the reason why I decided to read this second installment.

  • L-Angelica Herrera-Vest
    2019-03-08 03:12

    Parvana's Journey is a great book that tells us about the suffering children endure when there is war. The story takes place in Afghanistan, during the war with the Taliban. Parvana loses contact with her family and on her journey to find them she encounters several other orphan children and they form a family. The descriptions of the conditions the children find themselves in are very detailed and graphic. It is heartbreaking to learn about these conditions that children face in their lives. This is the second book in the series of three, Mud City is the third book. The Breadwinner was the first book written by Ellis. This is a great book to introduce junior high school students about Afganistan issues occurring at this time.

  • Huda
    2019-03-21 01:08

    The story of this little Afghani girl started right after her father's funeral. In order to escape Taliban's regime, she had to dress like a boy and leave without knowing a destination. On her way, she met two other children, each had a tragic story of his own, and an infant she decided to take care of. They soon became friends.Even though this is second in Debora's trilogy, I guess it can stand by itself.

  • Luann
    2019-03-11 07:18

    Poor Parvana! Will good things ever happen for her? Good things are few and far between in this book, but I like to think that things would be better for her in the future - if there were another book telling her story after this one. She certainly deserves some good things after all she goes through while maintaining her hope in a better future.

  • Zainab
    2019-03-20 03:15

    My freind advised me to read this book. The front cover didn't look that interesting or appealing, but as they say, you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover so I decided to read it. Every page became more and more interesting. I loved the book. For all that have read this book, you've got to admit that Deborah Ellis is oe talented writer. This is one of my all time favourites.

  • Bronte Wright
    2019-03-13 04:24

    Again this book disappointed me as much as the first book did. I don't like the writing style, the characters or the way the story doesn't flow. I'm glad that it's short so my pain only lasts a day or so. Although his book is very meaningful I just didn't like it.

  • Clairina hart
    2019-03-10 01:08

    As we read on, I'm realizing how deranged people can become, with the loss of almost everything they cherish most. Its astounding to me how asif can withstand everything that he his holding inside, because i can tell that there's something tragic hes not telling parvana.

  • Katrina
    2019-03-18 03:06

    came upon this book by chance, but really enjoyed it. Beautifullt told and wonderful characters. Not an easy journey though.

  • John ☾
    2019-03-02 03:26

    Not as memorable as the first instalment, but Parvana's Journey is a splendid way for us to keep track of our lovely heroine! I will definately have to keep an eye out for Mud City!

  • Mark
    2019-03-05 09:03

    A very good book and it relates to mud city very much. It also explains Parvana's side of life and how she is living. I suggest all to read this

  • Sara Henry
    2019-03-10 03:29

    Sara Henry Response #13With the death of her father along her journey, Parvana must continue the adventure to find her mother and her family alone. As Parvana struggles to find food and shelter, as well as keep her sanity, she comes across a bombed village. Within this bombed village, Parvana discovers a baby crying next to his dead mother. Parvana decides to take this baby along with her on her journey, naming him Hassan. Once she is able to find food and clothing in this village, Parvana and Hassan make their way to finding Parvana's family. They come across a cave where they discover a little boy, Asif, has claimed as his own. With Asif only having one leg, Parvana struggles with choosing whether or not to take him along with her on her journey. After she takes some time to rest and recooperate, as well as when the food runs out, Parvana, Hassan and Asif move along on their adventure. They come across a little girl named Leila who lives in a mud hut with her depressed grandmother. Once the hut is bombed, and Leila's grandmother passes, the four continue their journey to discover a rescue village. It is in this rescue village that they are able to get some of the medical attention they need, but also it is where Parvana is reunited with her family. I find that this sequel was a lot better than the first. I really appreciated the character development and overall view of the struggles the groups was going through during their adventure. I also appreciated how much Parvana's character was able to mature during this process. The reader is able to see how Parvana is having to take the motherly role in situations and where she is needed. This is a great sequel as well for the young adult literature because it shows the reader how there are times when you have to mature and when coming of age flows naturally. When Parvana is cleaning Green Valley without being asked, and shares how her mother would be shocked, shows how Ellis was able to portray to the reader how maturity happens when situations call for it. I really appreciated the overall feel this sequel gave, and I cannot wait to read the last one in the trilogy. In the end, Ellis is capturing the young adult feel in a book about such important problems in the Middle East.

  • Reyna
    2019-03-26 05:04

    While this was certainly grittier than the first book in the series, I really felt keen to follow Parvana as she made her way through the war-torn terrain of this story. I think it would be fine for middle grade readers. Certainly okay for kids who could digest the Hunger Games! This is what is happening in our world, how we treat each other. I hope kids (& adults) will ponder whether it is really beneficial for the US to intervene, and what intervention means - I am not saying Yes or No, mind you, but advocating for contemplating what the practical realities are for either side.I remember in college having my professor, in Philosophy of Feminism, chastise me for giving thanks for having FGM not be the the landmark around which to navigate for equality in the US, & here again I will assert that I will happily take the battle of 70 cents/dollar (for white women - it's lower for women of all colors) rather than be stuck in a room for years serving the daily requirements of the men & boys in the family.I needed to read some feminist fiction after this. Thanks, Tamora Pierce.