The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

July 31, 2012
By ericarits BRONZE, Reno, Nevada
ericarits BRONZE, Reno, Nevada
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I never enjoyed reading memoirs until The Kite Runner. I didn’t think that it could be done, but Khaled Hosseini put imagery and emotion into a book that I loved. He changed a depressing novel into a book about hope and success.

In the book The Kite Runner, the main character, Amir, is faced with mini challenges throughout this book about his life. To start out his life of despair, his friend, Hassan, is raped after chasing down a kite for Amir. This just starts off this book of tragedy and grief.

The author does a great job of telling a story of his life optimistically by showing just as much of the good as he does the bad. He keeps you turning the pages by using action and drama. For example, when Amir fights off the child slave owner to get back Sohrab it makes you want to turn the page.

The Kite Runner is wonderfully written from Amir’s point of view. It really gives you a view of how he perceived his life. He wrote it in this way to really make you feel as if you were Amir. It is so well written that it was number one New York Times best seller!

I believe that this book is so good because all the things that occurred in his life would change any persons dull life into one filled with excitement and grief, which may not make a good life, but it sure would make an eventful one. Overall, it was a great book.

To put the book into perspective, if I were to rate the book out of five stars it would be a five! Every aspect of the memoir kept me from putting it down. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes emotional, exciting, and heart wrenching stories. The only thing that would cause me to not suggest it to some people is some of the suggestive material in the novel like when the young boy, Hassan gets raped, it may disturbing. And there is also a period in the book where there is a fight scene and it describes how one of the men’s eyes comes out of his head. There is also a few portions of the book that are a bit questionable, but I will not reveal these because it could ruin a main segment of the story.

To conclude, this book was one of my favorites and I am going to recommend it to all of my friends! I was really glad I read this book and hope you do too!

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