Featured Book: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Mark Connors from Bibby Line Group in Liverpool writes to recommend The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. 


The Kite Runner tells the tale of twelve-year-old Amir, who is desperate to gain the approval of his father by winning the local kite-flying tournament. His loyal friend Hassan promises to help him – for he always helps Amir – but this is 1970s Afghanistan, and Hassan is merely a low-caste servant who is jeered at in the street, although Amir feels jealous of his natural courage and the place he holds in his father’s heart. But neither of the boys could foresee what would happen to Hassan on the afternoon of the tournament, which was to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return, to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.


Mark explains that The Kite Runner is “one of the most thought provoking and best written books I have read. Not bad for his first novel! It is a powerful and eye opening story set over a 30 year period in Afghanistan. The story explores the intricacies of family and friendships set within a rigid class system together with the horrific realities of war. A very riveting read.”


With thanks to Mark Connors


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