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Book Review of And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed
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Helpful Score: 2


I loved the story of Saboor and his children, 11 year old Abdullah and 4 year old Pari. I was intrigued as they walked for days to reach Kabul, Saboor pulling Pari in a wagon when the little girl tired. The deep love between the brother and sister was touching and the heartbreak that befell them brought tears to my eyes. However, I was annoyed as Hosseini introduced different characters I felt was unnecessary instead of focusing on this one family. The story spanned a few generations and was quite confusing as it jumped from past to present. I wish he just stuck to the story of Abdullah, Pari, what happens to them and their families!

I was disappointed with this book, but the ending brought tears and a lump in my throat. It is certainly worth reading.


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