A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini

This isn’t the sort of book that I usually read, but I thought it was great. I hadn’t expected to be able to empathise with the main characters as they’re so different to me, but the author made them really human, and I found myself really rooting for them at the end.

It’s about two women who live in Afghanistan, and don’t seem to have anything to link them at the beginning. Eventually, their lives become intertwined, and we find out what binds them together.

I also found it really interesting to read about Afghanistan in general, and I was surprised by how easily I found myself imagining the lifestyles of the characters. This is probably because the author writes really well, and even though there are some pretty horrible scenes depicted, I didn’t find the book too upsetting.

Alex, Mind member

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