Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. An introduction to a world unbeknownst to most.
Picture used as a description for author, Khalid Assef, and his best friend, Hassan. This was after the infamous kite tournament, where Khalid won but at a cost that both the boys were haunted with for the rest of their lives.
"And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too."- Kite Runner
This book is an Autobiography of the Authors life during the good times of Afghanistan and the bad times. It isn't all hunky dory though out the book, and if you are looking for a contentiously sunny plot line I wouldn't recommend this for you. If you are interested in the sweeter side of life and stomach churning highs and lows that it entails this is the book for you. I went into this book with a mindset of "Ew No" but I finished planning to reread it again. Nothing like you'd expect, but that makes this book perfect in my opinion. -Rachel Parent
Movie Clip from Kite Runner, visual introduction to the book.
The Kite Runner is a novel about a mans life in Afghanistan. The author talks about the life unbeknownst to most Americans because of the evil portrayal done by the media because of the current wars. The author details the simplicity of his life and how he lived in relative wealth with his best friend Hassan, who was also his servant, and the posh life his father lead. The brother-like friendship, the simple life they lead as children, and the harsh reality that set in on them at a young age. You see the good times start to turn bad as the pages grow darker and darker and the Afghanistan known to the public now starts to poke its head. The broken heart of brothers, the loss of a home country, and the new life lead by the Khalid is beautifully described throughout the novel. Seeing the point of view from childhood to man allows the reader connect with the author in ways opposing novels may not offer. Plunge head first into the heart of Afghanistan, a world unbeknownst to most.