“I became what I am today at the age of twelve, on a frigid overcast day in the winter of 1975. I remember the precise moment, crouching behind a crumbling mud wall, peeking into the alley near the frozen creek. That was a long time ago, but it’s wrong what they say about the past, I’ve learned, about how you can burry it. Because the past claws its way out. Looking back now, I realize I have been peeking into that deserted alley for the last twenty-six years” (1)

Image retrieved from Wikipedia. This is what some of the kites may have looked like from the novel

“It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime. . .” (142).

This book is well written, although slow in the beginning, many enjoy it after it starts to speed up. The Kite Runner is an emotional novel and should only be read by a mature audience. At the beginning I wasn't sure if I would enjoy it or not but, I understood and appreciated Khaled Hosseini’s purpose and techniques. I would recommend this novel to anyone who is looking for a quick read or interested in reading from the AP List.

Image retrieved from Wikipedia. This slingshot is a great symbol that you will need to pay attention to in the novel.

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