Posted by: yukitaaa | December 2, 2011

Read, learn, feel and CRY.

Who knew that a book can actually make you cry? Some books, in fact many books, can make one cry inside. However, not one could make you believe in the power of words like this book, A Thousand Splendid Suns. The thousand words in this book are sure to bring actual tears to your eyes.

A Thousand Splendid Suns will take you to the world of Afghanistan. A world where women were discriminated and treated very cruelly, as if they were not even human. This book will take you to the Afghanistan in the eyes of two women, Mariam and Laila.

A Thousand Splendid Suns is about Mariam, who suffers all through her childhood for being born a “harami”, the Islamic word for “unwanted”. Her mother commits suicide, her father betrays her, and she is forced to marry a man whose name was all she knew. In addition to that, she is infertile which irritates her husband Rasheed, and brings back his brutality.

Then one day, her life is completely turned around by her encounter with a little girl named Laila. It was she who introduced her to love, which Mariam was denied of all her life. Moreover, it was she who finally let her free, and made her see that she was a woman of a free will.

What is sacrifice?

The dictionary states that it is “the fact of giving up something important or valuable to you in order to get or do something that seems more important”, but it is so much deeper than that.

What is justice?

Is it justice to execute a person who had taken the life of another?

Now why not let A Thousand Splendid Suns guide you the way to the true meanings of these words today?



  1. That looks like a fabulous book! Thank you for writing about it so I could check it out!

    • Thank you for reading my post!!
      I hope you like the book!!

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