First off, I am glad I read this book because I wouldn’t have picked it up on my own and I really enjoyed it. I think Hamid did a fantastic job of connecting real like scenarios into the book. I found the concept of the magical doors very interesting. The idea that a new door will lead to a new life somewhere new is something that happens in today’s day and age. Doors can be seen in different forms weather that be a boat, a plane, a car ride, they all tend to promise a new life somewhere new for people.
But do these doors always mean a better life? I would say not necessarily. Yes conditions may be better now for people once they go through their own form of a door, but is it the life they want to live? I do think it was the best choice for Nadia and Saeed to leave their home country due to the war torn city, but once they got to England and they were stuck in the cross fire that isn’t what they wanted. I feel like doors can have a lot to live up to because sometimes it isn’t always sunshine and rainbows behind them. But I do think forms doors are very important to millions of migrants looking for a better life. For a lot of people their form of a door is the last hope they hold. I just wish Hamid’s version of a door could be an actual thing because it would be able to help so many people.