Praise For The Kite Runner

By Larena Tannert

SPOILER ALERT! This article contains some spoilers about The Kite Runner. Read at your own risk…

“Every sin is a variation of theft,” Baba warns Amir. Stealing someone’s right to read Khaled Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, is the greatest sin of all. Telling  the extraordinary story, an unlikely friendship between a wealthy Afghan boy, named Amir, and Hassan, the son of his father’s servant — who he later finds out, after Hassan’s death, is his half-brother. Riveting plot twists intertwined with violent scenes and heartfelt moments leave the reader emotional and begging for more. While reading The Kite Runner I was unable to put it down; the book had a chokehold on me. Not only does Hosseini evoke emotion from the reader, he informs the reader about the Taliban and explores traditional Afghan values. Overall, The Kite Runner is a work of art, with its powerful messages, shocking events and inspiring characters that elicit a variety of emotions in anyone brave enough to read the novel.