The Kite Runner
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The Kite Runner makes you think for not just the characters but for yourself over your faults when you were a child and felt that you were too small or immature to be able to correct that mistake or even face it just like it helped me forgive and comfort my younger self. Hosseini has narrated a boy’s life as an Afghan taking us through his whole life right from when he spent his days playing with his best friend to his adult days which leads us to the whole plot of the story ultimately. The book is a beautiful and endearing tale of two friends, Amir and Hassan who grew up together in ”a peaceful but prejudiced Kabul”. They share a beautiful bond of friendship but the surrounding social prejudice intervenes in it. During their childhood years, they spend their days flying kites along the streets of Wazir Akbar Khan district. Amir occupies a special place in Hassan’s heart and he expresses his love for Amir in a few words, ”for you, a thousand times over”. These words happen to be the book’s most iconic lines. In essence, "The Kite Runner" is a life-reflecting mirror disguised as a book, narrating life lessons that stay with us long after we've finished reading. The book encourages its readers to look at the world in a new way and provides a different perspective for a country which has long been stigmatized.