Sunday, 9 February 2014


Title: A Thousand Spendid Suns
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Bloomsbury 
Age group: 14+
Rating: 4/5

A Thousand Splendid Suns is a heart-warming yet devastating book, it is narrated by two women who lived in Afghanistan in the last forty years. At the tender age of fifteen, Mariam was forced to marry a man called Rasheed who lived in Kabul. He was very abusive towards Mariam due to her failure of producing the son he had always wanted…

Tragedy hits Laila, one of Mariam’s neighbours who recovers from her injuries at Mariam’s house. Eventually Mariam builds up a strong bond with Laila, but then Rasheed sees her as a potential wife. Follow the women embarking on an emotional journey; and when the Taliban takes over; they will do anything to get away. This book is a gripping tale: exploring many different aspects of life and emotions. It is definitely worth a read: young teenager or adult alike!



  1. Hi Georgia! I somehow came across your blog, so I figured to stop by and say hello! I am also now following you :)

    Wow, A Thousand Splendid Suns sounds like a great read and it also sounds original. I also love books that can straddle genres and readers and just by reading your mini review, I can tell you are right, teens and adults can read this and walk away with something. Thanks for mentioning this book!

    Anyway, feel free to stop by my blog sometime. I'm always looking for new blogger buddies and followers to chat with!

    Best Wishes,
    Mia @ The Muses Circle

  2. I loved reading this book! It was so heart-wrenching - the only book I've ever read in my life that has made me cry non-stop after reading it! It was also so different to my life, with cultural differences, etc. and I loved learning more about it!


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