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"Watch what you're doing!" the angry newspaper seller spat at her. He kicked Jasper. Jasper yelped. Shauzia pulled her dog away. "I don't like it here," Shauzia told Jasper. Shauzia just wanted to sit some place and be quiet, but every time they sat down they were told to go away.Imagine that you re alone in a foreign city to eat you must scrounge through rubbish, to sleep"Watch what you're doing!" the angry newspaper seller spat at her. He kicked Jasper. Jasper yelped. Shauzia pulled her dog away. "I don't like it here," Shauzia told Jasper. Shauzia just wanted to sit some place and be quiet, but every time they sat down they were told to go away.Imagine that you re alone in a foreign city to eat you must scrounge through rubbish, to sleep you huddle in doorways. Where do you go? Who do you trust?When Shauzia leaves the relative safety of the refugee camp she faces many difficulties. But she has all the spirit and pluck of her friend Parvana, and with the help of her dog Jasper she knows she will fulfill her dreams.Shauzia is a thrilling, thought-provoking companion to the bestselling Parvana and Parvana's Journey....

Title : Shauzia
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ISBN : 9781741142846
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 168 Pages
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Shauzia Reviews

  • Hafsa Sabira
    2019-03-03 01:39

    I have a feeling that this novella is written in such a simple diction with a view to spreading its contents to a wide range of readers. I am not sure whether it's written for younger readers or not but I enjoyed the series likewise. This novella is the third instalment in "The Breadwinner" series but instead of narrating the story of Parvana,the novella tells us about the struggle of Sauziya who was portrayed simply as Parvana's friend in the previous books. A strong character like Sauziya had a great opportunity to sparkle in her own story and the writer depicted her in exactly that way. Seen as a rebel and feisty character in the first 2 novellas,Sauzia blooms up more in this book where she leaves the refugee camp in Pakistan and goes out in the city to earn money to save enough to go to her dreamland,France. In a land which is full of Afghan refugees and degreeholders get reduced to beggars,Sauzia can't do well. She sees the cruelty of the world more clearly until she has to get back to the place which she left in the first place.I loveeeed the book because it pretty much stuck to reality. There were certain parts which seemed pretty dramatic,like Sauzia getting rescued by foreigners and living with them. I was secretly happy that the writer showed the reality in the end. The ending was actually the best part in this novella. Even though Sauzia always wanted to leave for France,she ends up grasping the truth of the situation and decides to help with the refugees instead. I am not a bad person but I would have found it highly dramatic if Sauzia actually went to France in a critical condition like this.Well, this series needs to be read by everyone. Really. This provides an insight into the hardship of the Afghan children's lives. The simplicity of the language is just another bonus.

  • Abby Avery
    2019-03-01 01:31

    I am glad to have found this series of books, although in the young readers category, to have my eyes opened to the realities of the refugee camps,& the plight of women in Afghanistan & Pakistan. This should certainly be added to any school reading list to 1.teach kids about different parts of the world 2. open their eyes & hearts to the suffering of others 3. to challenge them on how they can help or better yet, teach them that they CAN help 4. to show that not getting the newest, greatest & latest toy really isn't the end of the world.

  • Daniel Radunsky
    2019-03-15 02:36

    This Book is awesome. Especially Chapter 4!

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    2019-03-19 03:43


  • Eric Wright
    2019-02-24 05:48

    Another great young adults book in the breadwinner series. Shazia is a young Afghan girl posing as a boy to be able to move around. The book opens in the mud refugee city for Afghans on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan.On the one hand one becomes very annoyed with Shauzia for her complaints, her grumbling but on the other her rough-hewn nature is what enables her to survive in mud and dust, where water is rationed where food is scarce and where beggars collect trash to buy their next meal. In this complicates sense she is a wonderful character who is determined somehow to find herself to the ocean and sail to France where she will lie down in the midst of lavender--due to a magazine picture she carries around. To her that is heaven. That's what drives her and her wonderful canine companion. The book gives us a poignant picture of the horrors of fleeing Afghanistan and the misery of living in a refugee camp. Highly recommended.

  • Myra
    2019-03-03 03:47

    It was a good book!

  • Jordar50
    2019-02-24 06:27

    I thought the book did good showing emotion from a secondary character point of view. The book was really good showing how people have problems, and people who haven't experienced stuff can slip up.

  • N_maryellen Rosenblum
    2019-03-19 07:33

    This book tells the story of Shauzia, a fourteen-year-old girl, who left Kabul, Afghanistan and is now living in the Widow's section of a refugee camp in Pakistan. Here at the camp she has become the focus of her old physical education teacher from Afghanistan, Mrs. Weera. At first we get a picture of Mrs. Weera as being a boss,insensitive dictator who lords over all the residents of 'Mud City'(what Shauzia has named the refugee camp). But as the book continues we find out Mrs. Weera is actually a gentle, yet strong woman who is trying to liberate as many women as possible from the Taliban in and around Afghanistan. When the story begins, the United States has not yet invaded Afghanistan and the Taliban are still in control over much of the country. Thousands of refugees have fled from the country and are now in refugee camps in Pakistan, where they are forced to beg for work and food. Shauzia's constant companion is a dog she has named Jasper, which followed her from a shepherd's camp months earlier. Shauzia and Jasper leave the camp so that she can find work and save money to get to France. Shauzia, throughout the story, clings to a picture of a lavendar field in France where she hopes to one day live. She has left her family and their oppression and is off to find the means to achieving her dream. Shauzia travels to the closest city of Peshawar, where her and Jasper encounter both friends and foes. Her eyes are opened to the precarious nature of life in the city and suddenly the refugee camp doesn't look that bad.After several mishaps and life-changing adventures, Shauzia finds herself back at the refugee camp and is able to see her surroundings and Mrs. Weera with new eyes. At the end of the story we find Shauzia giving her picture of France to a newly-found friend and running to catch up with Mrs. Weera who is going to sneak across the Afghanistan border and assist the hundreds of thousands of people trying to now escape US bombs and soldiers invading the country. Shauzia decides her dream can wait, and that she can no longer close her eyes to the suffering all around her.The cover illustration depicts the refugee camp and Shauzia as both being formed out of what looks like mud. In the story, this is Shauzia's biggest fear, that she will become just like the mud around her, stuck. The illustration is perfect and truly captures her character's personality: a child with the eyes of a very old soul.I would recommend this book for fifth graders on up through high school. The subject matter lends itself to many possible discussions and debates.

  • Cameron
    2019-02-28 09:33

    I think my book Mud City was a very good book. I loved the part where Shauzia went into Peshawar. She went into that city ready to make money. She made plenty of money before she got put behind bars because of a scam. A man asked if she wanted money and gave her 100 rupees. Then he acted like she stole the money he gave her. That was one of the reasons I liked this book. I think that was the turning point in my book. Barbara’s husband Tom brought her back to his house. Another reason I like this book is because of the suspense. It had me just excited for the next part of the book. One example is when angry men try to kill her dog. She gets away in time but still had a frightening experience. I also liked the part where she had to go to the clinic because she got a broken leg and became unconscious during a food riot in the camp. These were just a few of the best parts in this book. I would rate this book an overall 4 star review. Shauzia never did get to the sea, so I took away one star. Instead of going to the she goes with Mrs Weera. She said that she would meet her friend in 20 years in paris. I’m not sure if this will happen but I hope it does.

  • Matthew
    2019-03-07 09:28

    Very strange .turning points a lot wondering she gave a little girl a dog and go risk her live and go to help save lives

  • Nusrat Mahmood
    2019-03-19 01:20

    এই যে এই বইটাতে সিরিজের প্রধান চরিত্র পারভানা থেকে সম্পূর্ণ ভাবে সরে এসে তার বান্ধবী সৌজিয়ার পাকিস্তানে যাত্রা ও রিফিউজি জীবন নিয়ে লেখা হয়েছে তা খুব ভাল লেগেছে। মনে হলো যেন সিরিজটায় একঘেয়েমি কাটানোর এক নতুন পন্থা এবং খুব সফল্ভাবে উত্রে গেছে। জদিও প্রথম বইটাতে সৌজিয়াকে খুব যে মন দিয়ে আঁকা হয়েছে তেমন না কিন্তু সেই ছোট্ট পরিসর থেকে তাকে উঠিয়ে এনে সিরিজের একটা বইয়ে সম্পূর্ণ তাকেই ফোকাস করা এবং তার চরিত্রের যে ভাঙ্গন-গরন , সেটা দেখবার মতোন।* আজকে কি যেন হয়েছে। খুব বেশি ওলটপালট রিভিউ লিখছি! একদমই আগামাথাহীন।

  • Anna
    2019-02-28 02:25

    Actually i began this book not knowing it was a series so hopefully it wont ruin this book now.

  • Lilly F.
    2019-03-20 06:37

    Shauzia escapes the never ending war in Afghanistan, only to end up in a refugee camp in Pakistan. Shauzia feels alone and afraid but is determined to find hope and escape to the sea. Great book based off of the real things that are happening to children all around the world.

  • Brandon O'Neill
    2019-03-26 09:24

    This entry into the Breadwinner series follows Parvana's friend, Shauzia. Same cycle of promise and heartbreak and trying to find a place in a world that makes little to no sense. These are all small books, but man do they pack a punch.

  • Anna
    2019-03-12 06:44

    This book wasn't as engaging as The Breadwinner or Parvana's Journey, both of which followed Parvana, but Shauzia's story was still pretty interesting. We first met Shauzia in The Breadwinner and this book picks up with her living in a women's refugee camp in Pakistan. She lives with bossy Mrs. Weera and is determined to leave the camp for France. She does actually leave and spends some time living in Peshwar, Pakistan but I felt like the sequence in Peshwar was just a bit too unbelievable. Ellis let her imagination run wild and it just didn't seem very realistic so I was a bit annoyed with her for this. Plus, I found the character of Shauzia to be bratty and irritating. She whined a whole lot more than Parvana and although I totally understand her feeling frustrated, I felt like it was way too over the top, given everything that was going on around her. Overall I still enjoyed this book but it was not of Breadwinner caliber.

  • Nick B.
    2019-02-27 05:33

    The realistic-fiction book, Mud City, by Deborah Ellis is a fantastic entry in the Breadwinner series. Not only is the story phenomenal in itself, it also sheds some light on the suffering of many people that is still happening in the Middle-East. The story takes Shauzia, a young girl who has fled Afghanistan and now resides in Pakistan with her dog Jasper, and her aspiration to one day end up living in France. Shauzia is hard working and determined to reach her goal of one day making it to France. The story is engaging and creative, with many cliff hangers and moments that leave you with only one option - to turn the page. The book even made me ponder on how lucky I am to be in the situation that I'm in today, with shelter and food. This book is immensely entertaining yet deep, and I can't express that enough. I recommend this book to anybody who is looking for an entertaining read that they can't put down, or wants to learn about the hardships of many in other parts of the world. I highly recommend this book, and I'm giving it a 5/5.

  • Jessie
    2019-02-27 01:21

    I love the first book in this series, Breadwinner, and the second is OK, but this books was disappointing to me. I wanted the loose ends tied up and it didn't do that. I've had it on my to read for a long time, but others could skip this one. Not worth the time. **stop here for spoilers** Parvanah's friend Shauzia is the main character in this book. She is her same selfish person. She experiences street life, jail time, rich life with Americans, and refugee camp. She isn't happy anywhere she goes. She tries to help and creates a food panic/riot. She wants to get to France and her picture of the flowers. Finally at the end of the book she realizes her dream is not realistic and she goes with Mrs. Weera to help people in Afghanistan. So, she redeems herself somewhat. But as the third book of a trilogy, I expected to see Parvana, and find out what happened to her as well. She isn't mentioned much. So, it leaves you hanging still. Skip this one.

  • Caeleigh MacDonald
    2019-03-04 05:37

    This book is about a young girl named Shauzia, she lives in Afghanistan where there is fighting everyday. She goes to an all girl school with her only two friends named Jasper and Parvanna. Jasper is a dog. Shauzia can't stand living there anymore and is dying to escape to France so she can have a peaceful life. I found that the author (Deborah Ellis) set up this book perfectly so you can easily understand it. Another great thing about this book is that there is a glossary in the back of the book so if you come across a word you don't know, you can just look it up in the back of the book. This book was really easy to understand and it made perfect sense. I would definitely recommend this book to you if you are looking to read a heart-warming, sad novel, cause this book is definitely the book. This book is a realistic fiction.

  • John ☾
    2019-03-03 01:39

    Today, I finished Mud City, the third book in the Breadwinner trilogy. I first came acquainted with the Breadwinner trilogy when I read the first book over August. I loved it so much that when I returned to school, I instantly took the sequels (Parvana's Journey and Mud City) out of the library!Mud City is a fast moving novel, and I'm used to books like these. The only problem is that I believe the story was a bit rushed, and a little predictable. I loved the characters, and I would love to see possibly one more novel where Parvana and Shauzia meet up again.In conclusion, I give Mud City...4/5 Stars!

  • Alex Meza
    2019-03-25 01:47

    This book is an amazing book. I really think is one of my favorites. I really like the personality of shauzia. I like it because she never give up. She never give up unless she was on the streets alone with his dog (Jasper) finding good. I really recommend this book to ages between 11-14. I also recommend this book to people that like adventures, because this book has a lot of it. I hope people enjoy reading this book, because I did.

  • Guinivere
    2019-02-27 05:20

    This was an okay book. It wasn't anything special, like the previous ones. I didn't find anything all the special. When I read The Breadwinner, I was immediately captivated, but with Mud City, I found that it just wasn't something that I really liked. Admittedly, it is more fun to read Parvana's stories, but I just found that Mud City was my least favorite.

  • Abril G. Karera
    2019-02-26 05:50

    Este libro es la tercera entrega de una serie que habla sobre la situación de guerra de Afganistán. Con una historia muy corta y dura, pero que sin duda se siente real, acompañaremos a Shauzia ante la vida difícil que le ha tocado enfrentar. Me dejó con un nudo en el estómago, lágrimas y muchas ganas de querer leer los otros libros.

  • Andy Ly
    2019-02-24 05:21

    This book is mostly about a girl, that works as a servant and get pay by little money. She went of to Afghanistan and try to find a job. This book is really sad, because people kick her out, and taunt at her face.

  • Francesco Inzerillo
    2019-02-25 09:48

    it was a great book with a lot of crazy stuff

  • Antonino
    2019-03-19 01:34

    Really good book !!!

  • sepehrdad
    2019-02-23 01:47

    تا خط آخرش را خوردم و بعد گفتم ای کاش "دبورا الیس" به اردوگاه های مرزی پناهندگان در ایران هم می آمد و یک جلد هم درباره ی آوارگی در ایران می نوشت.روان و بی دست انداز و تلخ.این بار قهرمان داستان پروانه نبود. قهرمان داستان شوزیه بود. رفیق پروانه در جلد اول. دختری که مثل پروانه لباس پسرانه می پوشید و در بازار کابل دستفروشی می کرد. او خانواده اش را رها کرده و همراه خانم ویرا (دوست مادر پروانه) به پاکستان پناهنده شده. حالا ساکن یک اردوگاه پناهندگان در مرز پاکستان است و رویای رفتن به فرانسه موتور محرکه ی تمام حرکت ها و زندگی پرماجرای او است. اردوگاه را رها می کند و تک و تنها می رود به شهر پیشاور. کار می کند. گدایی می کند. آشغال جمع می کند. دستگیری می شود. روزهای شیرین زندگی در یک خانواده ی انگلیسی را می چشد و بعد دوباره برگردانده می شود به همان پناهگاه آوارگان. همان شهر گلی. بی آن که به رویای رفتن به فرانسه برسد..ته ته کتاب دلم خواست 20 سال دیگر واقعا پروانه و شوزیه توی پاریس همدیگر را ببینند!

  • Abbey Jenkins
    2019-03-04 02:43

    This book was a very interesting book to read. It was hard at times because of the subject matter, but it was a good book to open the eyes of children to see how others live in poverty. Mud City is about a girl, Shauzia, who pretends to be a boy in order to get work. She is living in a refugee camp right now in a specific section for widows and orphans. There is a strict woman there who leads the people into how to survive and thrive in their environment as best as possible. Shauzia has a dog that goes with her wherever she goes. During the book, Shauzia goes on some crazy adventures to try to get herself to the place of her dreams, France. I would say that this book would be a great book for lower middle-school age students that want to learn more about the world outside of themselves.

  • Sofiya A.
    2019-02-28 09:42

    A LITTLE SPOILER ALERT 🚨🔥💥⭐️I really liked this book, it was a little disgusting and sad at the same time. Defenetly going to read My Name is Parvana , Shauiza defenetly suffered more than Parvana, but Parvana did loose her father and family but she wasn’t alone she had Leila Asif and Hassan. But Shauzia was alone with her dog that leaves her for another girl, one thing I don’t like about all of the books if that there is no specific ending of the book and when you start reading a another book you feel lost like you missed so much of there life’s it’s strange, When I started reading this book I was really exited to see what happens to Shauzia it was really sad that Tom and his wife kicked her out of the house but I think she would have had a good life with them, But it was a bad thing to give everything they have away to other people it’s like robbing a house but in a good way. My opinion is that this book is really emotional and good but some might not like it like, it had strengths like Shauzia being strong and the story line going back to Tom rescuing Shauzia but it had some weaknesses like Shauzia being shuffled from one place to other.

  • Cathy
    2019-02-26 02:49

    The third book in the Breadwinner series, this novel takes on the perspective of Parvana's friend, Shauzia. The switch in narrative was a welcomed surprise as Shauzia's character is infused with raw determination and her daily battles are met head on with an unfailing perseverance. Ellis's works are gripping--and although this series is meant for children, she spares nothing when shedding light on the hardships, horrors, and traumas of those living in Afghanistan and of the refugees trying to scrape together an existence in Pakistan. An eye-opener of a book.