May 7, 2005
This book by Deborah Ellis is a continuation of The Breadwinner, and it's much much better. The plot's pretty simple, again: Parvana and her father set off to find her mother and siblings. He dies, and this book is primarily about her experiences crossing Afghanistan. It's a powerful read about friendship, the resilience of humankind (or children, if that's how you prefer to look at it) and the senselessness and brutality of war. The ending this time is even more satisfying. You probably should read The Breadwinner first, but this is the superior book.