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Thunder Over Kandahar A powerful novel of enduring friendship set amid the terror and chaos of present day Afghanistan Best friends Tamanna and Yasmine cannot believe their good fortune when a school is set up in their Afghan village; however their dreams for the future are shattered when the Taliban burns down the school and threatens the teacher and students with death As Tamanna faces an arranged marriage to an older man and the Taliban targets Yasmine’s western educated family the girls realize they must flee Traveling through the heart of Taliban territory the two unaccompanied young women find themselves in mortal danger After suffering grave injuries—Tamanna from a fall and Yasmine from a suicide bombing—the girls are left without the one thing that has helped them survive—each other The book features stunning photographs by award winning photojournalist Rafal Gerszak The New York Times BBC World News that bring readers an immediate sense of the faces and landscape of Afghanistan Filled with tension and drama Thunder Over Kandahar paints a vivid portrait of the perils of contemporary Afghanistan

10 thoughts on “Thunder Over Kandahar

  1. says:

    Thunder Over Kandahar is often recommended in reviews to be used in Social Studies classes to teach current events For those who might find A Thousand Splendid Suns or The Kite Runner too long too intense too violent Thunder Over Kandahar might be a appropriate choice The 247 page book though not strong in the writing department is a fast read features a compelling st

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    Sharon McKay's new novel set in Afghanistan packs an emotional punch Full of horror and hope at the same time readers gain insight into the conditions in Afghanistan and an understanding of their culture and people While there are violent events it's not a graphic book and it's about the human story Absolutely worth the read and a different perspective on a hot button topi

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    The book Thunder Over Kandahar by Sharon E Mckay is a very interesting book with many twists and turn as you readI give thunder Over Kandahar a four star rating I would recomend it to everyone It is a realistic fiction because it talks about real life of people in Afghanistan What they do everyday and why Pretty much what life is like there being a girlThis book focuses on a sto

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    Thunder Over Kandahar by Sharon E McKay is a thought provoking book that tells the story of two girls living in Afghanistan In the book there is a clash of cultures Yasmine was raised in London England but her family returns to Afghanistan to try to improve conditions there She must adjust to a country where women have fewer rights and freedoms The other main character Tamanna has li

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    After reading Thunder Over Kandahar by Sharon E McKay I decided that overall it was a pretty good book It started out pretty uickly when Yasmines' mother was beaten by members of the Taliban I enjoyed how it instantly got the reader to understand how hard life in Afghanistan would be especially for women Seeing as this was the message of the book I thought this aspect was very important T

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    I thought this was a well written novel about the history of Afghanistan and how the Taliban took over and how much daily life changed under their control The two main characters Tamanna and Yasmine come from 2 different walks of life but grow to become best friends Tamanna born and raised in Afghanistan her and her mother often gets beaten by her uncle Yasmine was born in England after her pa

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    This one kept me awake all night as I couldn't stand the suspense and had to read on Yasmine born and raised in Britain of Afghani parents finds herself reluctantly in a village in Afghanistan with them and is having a hard time adjusting to the traditional restrictions placed upon women She befriends an an Afghani teen girl from a poor family and the two become like sisters However when the new sc

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    Realistic fiction survival family friendshipYasmine along with her father and mother have moved to Afhganistan the birthplace of her parents The book takes place after September 11th and the UN has entered the country Yasmine's family has returned to Afhganistan to be help the country rebuild Unfortunately early in the book Yasmine's mother is attacked by men in black turbans with clubs because she is n

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    Thunder Over Kandahar by Sharon E Mckay is an amazing book that grabed my attention all the way through the book It was an insparational book that taught me never to leave anybody behind everIn this story 14 year old Yasmin went for a walk with her mother who started singing a lulaby to her but mid song the taliban came from nowhere and almost beat her mother to death But luckily enough they stopped before s

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    This is a pretty uick read about two friends in modern day Afghanistan It is a pretty realistic book but for some reason didn't keep my interest for very long At one point when Yasmine lost her memory I thought that was so out of the blue and random I think the author could have worked that into the story a little smoothly

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