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4.8 11
Young Adult Fiction 6635
Favorite Book of All Time
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Received: Library
Recommended to Anagha by: School Librarian
Recommended for: Every Single Person Should Read This.
Read count: 2

"For you, a thousand times over." And with that, I was bawling.

I am not worthy to 'review' this book. The Kite Runner is beyond reviews. It's heartbreaking and life-changing and simply the best book I've ever read. And I am NOT exaggerating.

I do want to talk about the protagonist, Amir. I bow to the author, because this is a character who some of us might sometimes dislike, but we'd be too ashamed to admit that it brings out the coward in all of us - we consider ourselves 'good', we wish to help, to speak up, but we fail to do anything about it, our fear of punishment stops us. Amir is the model of human nature. What would you have done in the face of Assef and his gang? Be honest with yourself.

But isn't this what The Kite Runner is all about? Shame, guilt, and ultimately, redemption?

If you have not read The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, you are missing out. Really and truly. Put down that YA or that romance or that thriller. Read this instead.

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