BOTM: The Kite Runner 

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

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  1. 14th August 2016 / 4:53 pm

    I read this a few years ago in class and I really loved it – truly heart felt as you said!

  2. 15th August 2016 / 6:38 pm

    I remember seeing the film of this but I don’t think I’ve ever read the book! I probably should!

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    • shannonkara
      15th August 2016 / 7:22 pm

      Definitely worth the read! I would love to watch the film too but definitely feel there’s just something about reading a book too! Thanks for reading

  3. 10th September 2016 / 9:36 pm

    I have never read this but it sounds like one I would enjoy, will definably add it to my list. I am currently reading The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins and I would totally recommend it, it keeps you guessing the whole way through. 🙂 xx

    • shannonkara
      12th September 2016 / 7:13 pm

      Oh you should give this a go and I have heard so much about this book and will get onto it soon! Thanks for reading x