The Kite Runner ★★★★☆
Genre(s) | Contemporary, Historical Fiction
Goodreads Rating | 4.25
Humpo Show Rating | 4.10
Published | 2003
Publisher | Riverhead Books
There are a lot of children in Afghanistan, but little childhood
The Kite Runner tells the story of Amir, the son of a wealthy Afghan and member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Amir’s companion as a child was his servant Hassan, from the despised and impoverished Hazara caste. Their bond is torn by Amir’s choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy. Despite escaping from troubles in his motherland, Amir will have to return to right past wrongs against the only true friend he ever had.