Book Review: The Kite Runner

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If you are planning on reading The Kite Runner, then get ready for an emotional rollercoaster. The book is filled with happiness, sadness, love, and desperation.

The story is told from the point of view of Amir, the protagonist of the story. In the story, he talks of his early life in Afghanistan, until 1980 when he moves to America with his father and finds a new life.

The book will take you through the beautiful childhood friendship of Amir — the son of a rich Pashtun businessman — and Hassan — the son of a Hazarat servant. You will see in their friendship a lot of innocence, like most childhood friendships are. However, a devastating event — in the winter of 1975 — separates the two boys, after which, the story unfolds.

Later on, Amir, in America, gets a call from his father’s old friend Rahim Khan. He tells him he’s sick, dying, and needs Amir to come to him in Pakistan. Amir decides to go to Pakistan to visit Rahim Khan, but little did he know Rahim Khan intended more for Amir than just a visit. Amir, after the news that Rahim Khan revealed to him, embarks on a new journey.