BOOK REVIEW: A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
From page one, I was captivated by the character of Mariam and did not want to stop reading until the very last page was turned and even then I could not stop thinking of her.
This book evoked many emotions from me. I loved the characters Mariam and Laila and felt that it could have been me in either of their places if I had been born in Afghanistan. It was a very moving story of two separate girls’/women’s lives born in different cities in Afghanistan some 19 years apart. They were raised very differently but ultimately faced many of the same hard, cruel trials that were (and maybe still are) just the normal day to day life for most Afghanistan women. I grew to not only like both Mariam and Laila but to feel a vested interest in their welfare.
It was a very well written story that needed to be told. Sad but deeply moving. Khaled Hosseini is a wonderful writer and I will now go back and read his first book, “The Kite Runner”.
REVIEWED BY LAURA A. ADAMS
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