I read about 50 more pages this morning and I have to say I am loving Laila's story way better than Mariam's. It may be just because Laila's has a more positive plot so far(and that may change) but I feel like I enjoy the characters more on Laila's side of the book. I don't know if it's because maybe j can identify with them more, but I find it way more captivating than the first part of the book.
i agree the first part of the book is terrible
the book was strating to get more interesting and i was starting to enjoy reading it but then it just fell off the cliff and is now boring again. this book is so boring that everytime i pick it up i set it down not to long after that.
I totally agree. I had a really hard time getting into the book, then it got good, and then it was really boring again..
Keep reading there are rockets, and explosions, and people BLOW UP, and a awkward sex scene with Laila
I feel bad for Laila she has a hard life. And that sex scene was pretty akward.
I personally love both. There are two different sides of life. I think its showing how one person can be completely oblivious to another persons life. That's what i think part of this book is showcasing.
I agree with noel I loved this book its was extremely well written and had a audience capturing topic to it.
I love Laila and Tariq's love story. It is sweet how they grow up together, comforting each other through each of their own personal woes. When they are separated it is clear that the love will never leave them. And it doesn't leave them. It finds them in the end, so many years later, and shows that in the end good will always prevail. True love can conquer wars of religion, oppressive control, and basically anything you can throw at it. I think that's a major theme that the author wants to show through their relationship.
How come Mariam could have a child? she has like 15 miscarriages, why couldn't she have a child. I mean othe odds of one of those could have been successful. But the author just killed them off, and doesn't give a legitimate reason why she cant have them.
The ending of this book was a mix of joy and sadness. Mariam dies, liala and her family got a lot of wealth. Rasheed is dead, YES GO MARIAM. Liala uses the money to fix the orphanage that took in her daughter for awhile and is making the children's lives better. Just wish Mariam was there to see it with them.
I honestly had such a hard time getting into this book. I felt really bad for Mariam after her mom died, but I still felt like there was something that didn't quite add up. I'm not sure, but I think I might have got lost a few times..
I think that one of the things that the book tries to show is how powerful love is. This really shows through Tariq and Laila's love story because they grew up together, knowing each other.
I really like how at the end that Laila uses the money her family gets to help fix up the orphanage. I think that was something that was very important to her because her daughter was in an orphanage, and she just wants to give back to something that has a meaning to her.
i completely agree, the very end of the book was extremely satisfying. laila's end was very heroic and just, and even mariam'send was very peacefula dn written well too
I feel bad for Mariam. It seems she has it hard in the book. Being forced to marry someone, all the abuse she takes, and the miscarriages.
I liked how Mariam killed Rashweed. He deserved it. What I didn't like is how she tried to be noble and turn herself into the Taliban. That was crazy. And then Bush did 9/11 so.... but relations went no bueno.
What I liked the most about this book was its ending. Lalia became a school teacher and to top off her new life with Tariq she names her kid after her mother. Good ending!
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