Reviews by Tag: afghanistan

Teen Review
A Thousand Splendid Suns book cover

A Thousand Splendid Suns

By Khaled Hosseini
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Mahad Z.
May 24, 2024

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini is a tale set during Afghanistan's history from the 1960s to the early 2000s. The novel intertwines the lives of two women, Mariam and Laila, whose fates are bound by tragedy, war, and their shared marriage to the abusive Rasheed. Mariam, an illegitimate child shunned by society, and Laila, a beautiful young girl with a promising future, form an unlikely bond that transcends their harsh circumstances.

Teen Review
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns

By Khaled Hosseini
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
Aug 8, 2023

Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns is a tale of two Afghanistani women named Laila and Mariam who got married to the same man. Maraiam a teenager from Herat was forced to marry Rasheed after her mother passed away. Laila was born almost a generation after Mariam and had to marry Rasheed after he rescued her when her home was rocketed and her family was killed. It follows the story of the two women living through the wars in Afghanistan.

Teen Review
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns

By Khaled Hosseini
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
Jul 7, 2023

Mariam is a fifteen-year-old girl growing up in Afghanistan amidst the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Sent away from her home and father to be married off to a man 30 years older, Mariam reluctantly acquiesces. As a girl in this place and time, she doesn’t have a choice. As she grows into a woman, she is forced to endure endless abuse and disrespect.

Years later, Laila is born. While Laila has a happy childhood, her life takes a turn for the worse amidst the Taliban takeover, and when her family is taken from her, she is forced to marry.

Teen Review
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns

By Khaled Hosseini
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Amanda
Oct 16, 2022

A Thousand Splendid Suns follows the story of two women between 1960 and 2000. ese
two women have different upbringings and are from two different generations but still end up in
the same place. They endure many heartbreaking events and sufferings. However, they learn
and teach each other their ways, ultimately forming a loving relationship. Before reading this
book, I knew nothing about Afghan's history or current events. However, it opened my eyes to

Teen Review
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner

By Khaled Hosseini
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Taylor E.
Mar 29, 2022

Khaled Hosseini's, The Kite Runner, is a historical fiction novel set between the 1960s and early 2000s in Afghanistan. Amir is wealthy and virtually untouchable in society, but the person closest to him, Hassan, is his servant's son. The two boys maintain a relationship resembling brotherhood, but they are divided by race, religion, social class, and courage. Hassan would do anything for Amir, but when Amir is given a choice to save Hassan, he runs.

Teen Review
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns

By Khaled Hosseini
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Rhea S.
Mar 12, 2022

Khaled Hosseini's historical fiction novel A Thousand Splendid Suns tells the story of two Afghan women, belonging to different generations, from the early 1960s through the early 2000s. Both women are born in different circumstances as Mariam is the illegitimate daughter of a rich man and Laila is the daughter of a teacher. Mariam is forced to marry a shoemaker from Kabul when she is fifteen and Laila's life is turned upside down when her parents are killed.

Teen Review
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner

By Khaled Hosseini
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Katherine L.
Feb 18, 2022

Amir and Hassan have spent their entire lives together. They grew up together and have always seemed to have a special connection. One thing separates them though. Their race and social classes have always created some issues between them. After a traumatizing event in Hassan’s life, Amir is left with immense guilt. Throughout Amir’s life he must come to terms with his guilt and do what he can to repay Hassan for his loyalty.

Staff Review
book cover for Enduring Freedom

Enduring Freedom

By Jawad Arash and Trent Reedy
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by Kristen R
Jan 21, 2022

In Enduring Freedom we get the human side of war from two perspectives.  The novel shares how two people from different backgrounds react to the same events.  The setting takes place mainly in Farah, Afghanistan after 9/11.  Joe, a U.S.

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