Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Sun By Khaled Hosseini

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A Thousand Splendid Sun: Book review By: Jakob Honeycutt, Rashad Roberts, Jr. Do you like reading books? If so then you should definitely find time in your day to read the book called A Thousand Splendid Suns, written by Khaled Hosseini. The book take place during the 1960’s to the early 21st century and is set in Afghanistan. Khaled Hosseini gives us a description of how Afghanistan was during that and gives us his opinion on how he thinks the country is. He also give us his idea on abuse, but I can't give away that so you'll just have to pick up the book and figure it out yourself. Khaled Hosseini begins the book off by talking about a girl named Mariam, a girl who has been mentally, verbally, and emotionally abused by her mother and father. She grew up being shunned for being born out of wedlock. Her father, Jalil, was worried about her ruining his reputation, so he makes her stay with her mother in a filthy home outside of Herat. Her mother, Nana, verbally abuses her everyday by calling her a harami (bastard), making her feel worthless. Nana wasn't the only person that abused Mariam in her young life. Jalil, her father, also abused her mentally by telling her things that he could not uphold. He also is very ashamed of having Mariam in the family and eventually tries to kick her out.…show more content…
He expresses this by giving numerous examples of inequality to women and unfair rules to all people. For instance, the Taliban made women wear burqas (basically a full body scarf that doesn't show anything but the eyes), they didn't allow women to have any jobs, and they couldn't leave their home unless with their spouse. These are great examples of showing how bad women had it in Afghanistan. If you enjoy books that are filled with twist and turns, than A Thousand Splendid Suns is the book for
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