A Thousand Splendid Suns
The main plot, set in Afghanistan from the 1960s to the 1990s, is about Taliban Control. It follows the lives of two women in their war torn country experiencing domestic abuse, and a main theme is of oppression of Afghan women. The main plot seemed to fulfill my criteria. I like that the novel is split into dual narratives. All the way through the novel Hosseini weaves in information about Afghanistan's situation. I love that it is above all a story of hope and of life.
Life in Motion
Biography & Autobiography
Misty Copeland is a famous ballerina. She was poor and came from a bad neighborhood. The book tells about how she became one of the best dancers in the American Ballet Theatre. I love reading about real people, and I really like ballet. This is a great book!
This book is about Thomas Peaceful. His older brother is forced to join the British Army, and Thomas decides to sign up too, even though he is only fourteen. I really like the author, Michael Morpurgo. This is the fourth book I've read of his, and I think he is a great story teller. You always want to keep reading.