A Thousand Splendid Suns

By: Khalid Housalini


This book is very sad at first. It really makes you think of your ow life and how lucky we are. I loved how it went from sad, to exciting, back to sad and then had an amazing ending.

Favorite Passage

Laila watches Mariam glue strands of yarn onto her doll's head. In a few years, this little girl will be a woman who will make small demands on life, who will never burden others, who will never let on that she too had sorrows, disappointments, dreams that have been ridiculed. A woman who will be like a rock in a riverbed, enduring without complaint, her grace not sullied but shaped by the turbulence that washes over her. Already Laila sees something behind this young girl's eyes, something deep in her core, that neither Rasheed nor the Taliban will be able to break. something as hard and unyielding as a block of limestone. Something that, in the end, will be her undoing and Laila's salvation.
The little girl looks up. Puts the doll down. Smiles.

Character Poem


Smart, Independent, Caring

She is the image of a strong women

Marrying, Bullying, Helping

She marries Rasheed, Rasheed bullies her, and she helps Laila kill Rasheed

This person is very strong and confident