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The Kite Runner is author Khaled Hosseini’s debut book as a prose writer, and he does a great job at telling the story of two friends who grow up playing kites in Kabul. Amir and Hassan grow up and separate, but Amir stays haunted by a childhood incident where he betrayed Hassan’s trust. Amir returns to his homeland to learn the story of Hassan’s son after he learns that he and his wife were murdered by the Taliban.
What makes this book stand out?
Khaled Hosseini has a way with words, and he captures the experiences and emotions of Amir perfectly.
Read it for
The quality storyline that Khaled weaves throughout the book captures the reader’s attention from the first page right to the last.
Don't read it for
Contains a description of rape, gun violence, and similar incidents, may not be suitable for young readers.