A Thousand Splendid Suns

by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini is a story about Mariam. She is a young Afghan woman and throughout the book she goes through many negative things and some positive things as well. The main aim of the author in this book is to show people what women in Afghanistan go through. They are not treated as humans but as servants of their husbands. However, the book also shows us how unity amongst people can help them get out of any negative thing. Mariam and other women in the book worked together against their abusive husbands. This book was really mind opening for me because before reading it I thought of Afghanistan as a place of war and only war. However, Hosseini descriptions of it were much more. The children playing, women talking and laughing while working and the beautiful scenery and architecture.

Miguel Obwaka

Rating: 4 Worth Reading