The novel Thousand Splendid Suns is about life in the middle East. There are two girls going through life together and apart. They learn about love and hard choices.
Mariam is the first girl introduced in the novel. She is not the prettiest Harami in the country but she works hard with what she has. Her father and her mother have two differing versions of her early life, and all through her childhood she learns that the father she thought she had is a fake. After her mother commits suicide and she is forced to live with her phony father, Mariam is caste off on an older man and beg ins her journey out on her own.
Laila is the second girl introduced. Born when Mariam had just moved in with her new husband, Laila is a young girl. She is beautiful and carefrree with the help of her bestfriend Tariq. Through her life her life she plays and deals with the fact that her mother will never love her the same as her two brothers that are away at war. Strangers to her, her brothers die and their death forces their mother into extreme depression. With the war killing her family Laila is Bearing a great secret Laila makes many choices.
The novel teaches you that your life is what you make of it. Bad things happen all the time and you have to keep going. Hold on to the love that was with you and remember the good times, they are what get you through the bad. The choices you make today stay with you tommorow think wisely and move with integrity.