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The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

Author: Khaled Hosseini

Started: January 6, 2023

Finished: January 9, 2023

Format: Paperback

Genre: Historical Fiction

Amir is a 12 year old living in Afghanistan whose best friend, Hassan, is the servant's son. Their friendship as irrevocably changed in 1975 when the unimaginable happens to Hassan. Years later, Amir returns to save Hassan's son from the orphanage and possibly assuage his own guilt.

First, I should have read the trigger warnings as there were some areas that I could have used them. Second, I don't know why I waited so long to read this. It was a remarkable story that many people would enjoy. I loved being able to see the beauty of Afghanistan through Amir's eyes. I felt that Hosseini created a very familiar character in Amir. At some point, we have all experienced the guilt of not helping someone in their time of need and dealt with that throughout our lives.

Hosseini tells a beautiful story that pulls you into the time period and location. I cannot wait to read his other novels and revisit Afghanistan.

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