Book Review: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Goodreads Synopsis: Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir’s choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious, and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy, wrenching them far apart. But so strong is the bond between the two boys that Amir journeys back to a distant world, to try to right past wrongs against the only true friend he ever had.

The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.

Author: Khaled Hosseini

Pages: 371

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

My Thoughts

Firstly I know its been a LOONNGG time since I’ve updated butt I’m back now. Finally my assignment has calmed down 🙂 Anyways back to the Review.

OMMMMGGGG!! All I can say about this book that it is beautifully written. 🙂 I went on such a journey where I was angry, sad, depressed, devastated, happy, laughing and in love. But words can’t really explain the feels because only tears can. Tears of anger. Tears of sadness. Tears of happiness. Tears of laughter.

At first it was hard for me to continue reading because this sort of genre is not my thing. I’m into fantasy, paranormal, supernatural but this was not in that pile. I picked it up because I’ve had it in my book pile for a while and because I think I chose it for a readathon. But I’m so glad I picked it up and finished reading it.

I think the part where Hasan got hurt badly, that was when I couldn’t put it down. This book had me crying from that point onwards, and apart from The Kite Runner, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes got my crying like waterfalls as well. 

Amir got me like:

While Hasan got me like:




“For you, a thousand times over”


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