A Thousand Splendid Suns (Book Review)

A Thousand Splendid Suns (Book Review)

Hello everyone! I’ve been reading through all of Khaled
Hosseini’s books, and this is the final one that I needed to read. It’s called
‘A Thousand Splendid Suns.’ And let me tell you, anyone who is going to read
this better be prepared for a pretty emotional journey.

The story starts by following Mariam, a child who was is
looked after by her mother. They live away from everyone else, deep in the
woods, because Mariam’s is a child conceived through an affair, and shames her
father’s family. It  
follows Mariam from when she is a little girl all through
her life. The focus really comes in though, when Mariam is fifteen and sent to
marry Rasheed, who is thirty years older than her. Later on, another main
character, Laila joins the story. Again, you get to see her whole life. Because
we see such a large span of what the characters have been through we get to see
their happiest and saddest moments. We get to see they’ve grown and developed
how they realized certain things about life. It makes you really connect with
these two characters, because you’ve been through so much with them as you
read.

There are so many messages you can take away from this
book. About wisdom, family, and at one point, even morals! This book had me
questioning whether this character was doing the right or wrong thing. This
book had me hoping for the characters, and feeling happy or depressed when it
did or didn’t work. I never knew what was going to happen next. But I did learn
so much, and it was a really touching story.

My favourite part of the novel? I didn’t have one. I
really really liked the ending. What I mean by that is the ending from each of
Laila’s and Miriam’s point of view. So when we last read through Miriam’s perspective
and the same for Laila’s. I think those were my favourite parts, and if you
read it you’ll see why 😉

Now that I’ve read three of them, I can safely say The
Kite Runner was my favourite novel by Khaled Hosseini. Check out my review here
 and see why. But this book comes close
second, and it is a must read.

Olivia-Savannah x


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