The book is about a teenage girl from Kabul, Afghanistan, who has dreams of higher education and making something of herself. Because of the civil war in 1992, her family decided to leave Afghanistan and went to Peshawar, Pakistan. A few months after they landed in Peshawar, she meets a guy who is visiting his family in Peshawar, but he lives in Toronto. She falls in loves, and within few weeks, she gets married at the age of eighteen. A few months later, she moves to Toronto, Canada, where her husband lives. She gives birth to two boys within two years before she even turns twenty, without planning. During this time, she discovers her husband is not the same man that she fell in love with and that he lives a secret life. Cheating, drinking, smoking, and gambling are part of his lifestyle. There is a big twist at the end of the book, and also something very significant happens on their way from Kabul to Pakistan, which scars one of her cousins for life. Basically, the story is a little bit of everythinga drama, a thriller, and a love story.