The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini

5 stars

Set mainly in Kabul, Afghanistan and partly in California, “The Kite Runner” tells the heartbreaking tale of two best friends, Amir and Hassan. Amir, whose father is a wealthy businessman, and Hassan, whose father is a disabled servant, face challenges in their relationship because of their social class differences. When something horrible changes Hassan’s life, their friendship becomes strained and difficult. It is a story of sacrifice, perseverance and, ultimately, love.

Celeste Pozderec, Grade 11