The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a book full of love, lies, and sacrifices. Set in the capital of Afghanistan, the kite runner is a book about betrayal and redemption. It is the story of two friends, Amir and Hassan. One is wealthy and privileged, while the other is just a servant’s son.
The two boys living in Kabul who love flying kites are blissfully unaware of the war. The war, that will destroy their beautiful country and their lives. As the war comes to the country, great sacrifices are made. Young Amir commits an act of betrayal, towards his best friend. This betrayal haunts him for the rest of his life. As the conditions in the country worsen, Amir and his father flee to the US. Years later, Amir continues to suffer from his behavior towards Hassan and his father. So, when the opportunity for redemption arises, he embraces it, regardless of the risks.
The book has its own fast pace and will never give you a single dull moment. It will make you feel like you are a stranger but, somehow extremely familiar and involved. You will feel the emotions the characters will go throw and might even shed a tear, like me. There is a sense of fate and justice in the book. The kind that makes you believe that truth will always overcome evil, no matter what happens.
The book is a story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan. The Kite Runner is an emotional and powerful novel that is much loved by the people. It is the kind of story that will stay with you long after you have finished reading it. It will force you to think about life and the sacrifices it requires. According to me, it is a must-read for any book lover.