Chapter 1- Parvana and her family live in one small room,with her mother,father,little brother Ali, her little sister Maryam,and her older sister Nooria. The family lives under Taliban rule in Afghanistan. After plenty of the family's houses being bombed they ended up in Kabul. They are fighting to survive.
Chapter 2- Taliban soldiers come into Parvana's home and they arrested father for having an education. Parvana and her mother fought back but the soldiers still took father.The taliban soldiers ruined the house and beat Parvnana and mother
Chapter 3-Parvana and mother go to the jail where father was arrested to try and get him released. The soldiers beat mother and Parvana ,and Parvana saves her mther by saying that they will go.
Chapter 4-Mother is hurt by being beat by the soldiers the day before. Nooria takes care of the family along with help from Parvana. Mother is weak and tired.She is still hurting because of father.
Chapter 5- Parvana goes to the market place alone to get food for the family. While Parvana is out shopping she is confronted by a talib soldier . He asks her why she is dressed the way she is and where her fathe was . While running from him she sees Mrs.Weera her mother's old friend.
Chapter 6-Mother and Mrs.Weera come up with the plan to turn Parvana into a boy so, she is able to travel around the market feely.. Mother is going to cut Parvana's hair and she will wear Hossain's old clothes . After cutting her hair ,Parvana goes into the market place feeling confident because no one pays any attention to her. She is able to buy the rest of the food her family needs