For further details please read our eBooks help.
The Kite Runner (eBook)Khaled Hosseini
Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the approval of his father and resolves to win the local kite-fighting tournament, to prove that he has the makings of a man. His loyal friend Hassan promises to help him - for he always helps Amir - but this is 1970s Afghanistan and Hassan is merely a low-caste servant who is jeered at in the street, although Amir still feels jealous of his natural courage and the place he holds in his father's heart. But neither of the boys could foresee what would happen to Hassan on the afternoon of the tournament, which was to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return, to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
You may also be interested in...
“I cried. A lot.”
Beginning in Afghanistan, the book follows Amir and his loyal friend, Hassan, who are desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament. But soon, their world and their lives change and they are ripped apart. Years... More
Set in Afghanistan during a turbulent period of its history, this (like A Thousand Splendid Suns) painted a very vivid picture of a country about which I know very little - it was both interesting and shocking. The... More
This book is like one I have never read before...it totally captures the feelings of the characters in a way that we can relate to. I would recommend this to everyone.