Book Review of The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1

I thought this book was amazing - at first, I thought it would be difficult to follow as the text is peppered with language that is foreign to me, but after the first few pages I felt so in tune to the characters and the storyline. I love a book that gives you the ability to clearly visualize the characters, the culture and scenery, so you feel you are connected. I feel like I was not only entertained, but I learned something without feeling this was a history lesson. I felt there was no boring "down time" in this book, it moved seamlessly from one chapter to the next and kept my interest the whole time. A few times I was a bit put off by some of the events, a small bit of language, a sexual assault on a young boy, but as troubling as those events are, they are not gratuitous - they have meaning in the story. Without giving too much away, I also like that the story is true to life in a way - the ending is neither too tragic not too happy, yet at the same time it is both.