My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I wanted to read this after “The Kite Runner” because it was such an amazing book. I liked this one better because it gave me the female perspective of living in Afghanistan, especially under the Taliban. People, this is why we need feminism. It’s unthinkable to me that I would be worth less than a cow, or other farm animal. Women in some countries are still chattel, owned by their father’s first and their husband’s after that. The abuse was hard to read, but so real. I loved the indomitable spirit of the two women in this book. It was definitely a book that I couldn’t put down and am a better person for reading.