A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini is a wonderful book that displays the struggled of forced marriage in Afghanistan. In the book, 15-year old Mariam is forced into marriage with a 50-year old man. He forces her to wear a niqab, a head scarf that covers everything except the eyes. He rapes her and begins to abuse her due to the fact that she cannot bear children. He makes her to spend her days doing household chores and eventually breaks her heart by marrying a second wife. The book gives us a first-person perspective of underaged forced marriages.