This quote stood out to me because it shows that kids in that country have to grow up faster and be more alert to what is happening, that they have little opportunity to enjoy childhood and being a kid.
Stock plot element: A boy has been passive his whole life, living in the shadows of his father, not standing up for himself, and being titled as a coward.
One character from the autobiography was Amir, who was the servants boy. Amir was very humble, with a kind and gentle charisma. He had a tough life but never let it get to him and stayed positive through it all.
Another character from the book is Khlaed's father. He was stern, and not affectionate to Khaled in the normal way, more of a tough love. He impacts Khaled by having Khaled always searching for his approval.
Year published: 2009
Number of pages: 372
Rating on amazon: 4.6/5 stars