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Book Review for: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

By ashflouk, Jun 20 2017 10:15AM

The book A Thousand Splendid Suns was a splendid book indeed. I had never been so emotionally attached to a book before. It portrayed how life can change so abruptly without a warning. This book made me be grateful about the little things in my life. Like the crispy sunshine which brightens my home every day, or the beautiful tweeting of summer birds. Or even waking up by the fragrance of spices from the kitchen on a Friday morning. It’s not the big things that you miss years later when you grow old, it’s the small things, the things we never notice but love. That’s exactly what I got reminded by this book.

The book centers on two women, Mariam and Laila, how their lives become intertwined after a series of drastic events, and their subsequent friendship and support for each other in the backdrop of Kabul in the 20th and 21st century.

Women in some countries live their whole live so unfortunately. This story made me notice that, it made me a different person. It made me a person who would stand up for any person who is being abused, whether mentally or physically, or if they're rich or poor. It’s a brilliant book written beautifully, it would make you a better person. It will give you a book-hangover. You wouldn’t want to read another book for a whole month. It will make you angry, it will make you cry. But you will love it in anyways.

I got attached to the main characters so much that I actually felt the pain and hardships they went through. The story was written very strikingly, it was written so understandably that I figured out the pattern of who ruled Afghanistan after their Kingship was taken over. I loved Khaled Hosseini’s writing style!

I suggest everyone to read it, especially women, so that the ones who are living their lives mistreated would know that they deserve better.

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