“This book is one of the most amazing books I have ever read in my entire life. Not only is the story incredibly beautiful, sad and heart breaking but also the writing is brilliant! I’m not going to resume the story, that’s for everybody to discover by himself/herself. I just want to say that after reading it I feel lucky to have been born in this part of the world where being a woman is as easy as being a man and where peace and the endless possibilities of educating yourself are being taken for granted. This book is one about love, sacrifice, suffering, being trapped with no way out and still try to live and be the better "woman", hope, friendship, finding a way to validate your life, trying to reconcile the reality with the shattered dreams and hopes of youth, the helplessness of the human being in the face of history, of war, extremism, destruction and violence and even in the face of religion. This book has an air of melancholy and sadness about it but nothing it’s forced, the story flows easy and natural and makes you cry in disbelieve and makes you sick with indignation and then mad with powerlessness. It’s one of those books that reveals a completely new reality for you, it’s like looking in someone’s head in disbelieve, it’s like a moment of complete clarity, it’s like a person that you’ll never forget, it’s a book that you’ll never forget. Also before reading it I was kind of ignorant regarding the afghan recent history and I’m grateful for the information I’ve got. ”
SARA wrote this review Friday, December 5, 2008.