Grade 10 Reviews A Thousand Splendid Sunsby Khaled Hosseini
Review by: Christi R.
Georgia, Grade 10
This novel is a unique telling of two womensí lives in Afghanistan. They both come from different places in society with polar opposite personalities. The novel begins with Mariamís story until she marries Rasheed. Then, it switches to Lailaís story as a young teenager. Then, Hosseini cleverly entertwines their two stories with political elements, such as the change from monarchy to presidency and then the Sovietís invasion, and the effects of an abusive husband.
Hosseini also wrote the bestseller The Kite Runner. I read The Kite Runner before this book and really enjoyed it, so I was expecting something of its sort. However, I was disappointed when A Thousand Splendid Suns did not quit live up to my expectations or the standards of Hosseiniís previous novel. Regardless, this book was very good. I do not feel as if I wasted my time reading it. The characters were so real; I found myself hoping for their dreams in live to succeed.