"Mammy was soon asleep, leaving Laila with dueling emotions: reassured that Mammy meant to live on, stung that she was not the reason" (pg 144).
"They sat, then, they sat beside eachother, smelling of each other, faces flushed pink, both of them stunned, both of them speechless before the enormity of what had just happened. What they had just done"( pg 183).
Feeling shameful for something shamed by society
Everything you have left is destroyed.
"Then a giant roar. Behind her, a flash of white. The ground lurched beneath her feet. Something hot and powerful slammed into her from behind" (pg 193).
Laila watches her mo go in and out of depression due to her brothers absences and later, de
Laila and Tariq, after learning that Tariq is leaving Kabul with his family , after they grew up side by side, they have sex, which then makes Laila feel shameful because of her culture looking down on it, and at the same time losing Tariq, someone she loves.
Laila', Mammy', and Babi's house gets hit by a mistle while the parents are inside of it, causing their deaths and Laila's anxiety and somewhat hallucinations.