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The Kite Runner

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Hosseini, Khaled(2003)
The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner begins when Amir is a twelve-year-old boy in Afghanistan. Chronicling his life, his relationship with his larger than life father, his friendship with the boy he considers a servant, his activities and kite fighting takes the first half of the book. Amir is a quiet bookish boy, not very brave and not always kind. Amir and his father eventually come to live in the United States and Amir continues his education and he marries an Afghani woman. Then comes a phone call from an old friend asking him to come back to visit. He meets his old friend in Pakistan but must make the decision he had hoped to never have to make--to return to Kabul. The book is surprisingly easy to read, well written and touching.

Reviewed by Karen M., Morrison Regional

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