Having started reading more, I came across The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. This book was such a heart felt story! Set in Kabul, Afghanistan two young boys grew up together with one of them proving to be far more loyal than the other.
A young Amir constantly grew up wanting his father to approve of him having lost his mother at childbirth, he longed for his only parent to love him. One day in Afghanistn during a Kite tournament Amir finally received what he had been looking for throughout his youth.
Hassan was not only best friends with Amir but was also his servant. Amir aspired to become a writer and although illiterate, Hassan had always supported Amir throughout his childhood – he proved so loyal to Amir but at what cost? Amir discovers something that changes things forever but does he finally return the loyalty to Hassan after all the years?
Hosseini is a talented writer who takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride throughout this story with twists in places you wouldn’t expect. This is a very sad story with such detail that engages your attention. This is the first novel I have read of Hosseinis’ although I have been recommended ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ which I want to get round to reading.
What are you currently reading? Have you got any book recommendations? Thank you for reading! xx