Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns

Books were always one of the things that I enjoy but isn’t something that I get to enjoy as often as I would like to. This book was gifted to me from one of my friends for my birthday and I finally was able to get around to reading it.

This book written by Khaled Hosseini who is also the author of Kite Runner. The story starts with the lives of two individuals named Mariam and Laila. Both of these individuals live absolutely two different lives. Mariam lives with her abusive husband while Laila comes from a comparatively privileged life.

As the book continues, Laila is forced into a marriage with Mariam’s husband; these two individuals are then forced to into living with each other and working together to deal with upcoming situations.

It is an interesting book and circles around friendship between women and the hardships of women in another culture. This book gives you a glimpse of the daily life in Afghanistan and it definitely made me realize how fortunate I am living in Canada. I won’t say too much more about the book but this book is a must-read!

~Miss Happy Penguin



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