The Kite Runner by: Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner is an autobiography written by Khaled Hosseini. He grows up in Afghanistan where the Taliban is taking over parts of the country. Khaled talks about how he dealt with the attack, and finding a way to get out of the country safely. The Hosseini family had a servant who had a son, who was very good friends with Khaled. Khaled's father showed attention to the servants son, making Khaled jealous. A family secret shows why the father and son have such a different relationship.

"There's a lot of children in Afghanistan, but there is little childhood"

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

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