Khaled Hosseini's, The Kite Runner, is a historical fiction novel set between the 1960s and early 2000s in Afghanistan. Amir is wealthy and virtually untouchable in society, but the person closest to him, Hassan, is his servant's son. The two boys maintain a relationship resembling brotherhood, but they are divided by race, religion, social class, and courage. Hassan would do anything for Amir, but when Amir is given a choice to save Hassan, he runs. This novel is beautifully complex as serious issues are delicately handled, and emotions grow exponentially throughout the story. I didn't like Amir for most of the book, I even hated him at one point, but I think he earns his redemption by the end.
Mar 29, 2022