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Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

01 September, 2016

I may be cheating because I was assigned this book in class, but I did not expect to love it this much. I'm sure lots of people are going to have to read this book for class or other reasons, so I'm not going to spoil it but I will give a quick summary and let you know that's it's not boring (surprise!) and it's not your average YA novel/ coming of age story.

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"For you, a thousand times over."
The Kite Runner is actually centered around a boy from Afghanistan, and other school-required books had pretty much ruined my opinion about books that take place in other countries. I thought I wouldn't understand them or relate to them. BUT, Kite Runner starts out with such a cute story about these two little boys who are best friends but one boy is practically the others servant and the story follows their friendship.

I really don't want to spoil it but consider it okay? We don't know a lot about what happens in the middle east, or other parts of the world for that matter. We can't even begin to imagine what others go through, and if so then we just ignore it.

The entire book is not about suffering (mostly) but really about how the main character grows up and reflects on his relationship with his childhood best friend. There's a ton of plot twists, and I never would have picked up this book had I not been assigned it but couldn't stop reading. It's really good, trust me!

XOXOXO

2 comments:

  1. Hmm, I've never even heard of this book! I'll have to get my hands on a copy of it:)

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    1. It's one of those books on the required school reading lists, but it's really good!

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