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Deborah Ellis Message Board 1/1/2012
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Author Ellis's Book Reviews

The Breadwinner
11 year old Parvana is trying to grow up in war-torn Afghanistan. With the Taliban ruling the already extremely poor country, her family is struggling to survive. Women are under very strict laws and they are forbidden to leave the house without a man or show any part of their bodies in public. Parvana dresses up as a boy so that she is able to work to earn some money for her family. Her parents and siblings go out of town for her older sister's weddin...
True Blue
Jessica's best friend, Casey, is ostracized for being the prime suspect in the death of a young girl and Jessica is torn between joining the townsfolk in their irrational condemnation or having the courage to stand up for the innocence of her best friend. Jessica is a regular teenage girl who just wants to enjoy the end of her summer vacation, after having worked really hard with difficult and annoying children at a local summer camp. The summer camp end...