The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner

By Khaled Hosseini

  • Release Date: 2003-06-02
  • Genre: Literary
The Kite Runner book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 3,507 Ratings)

The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

The #1 New York Times bestselling novel beloved by millions of readers the world over.

“A vivid and engaging story that reminds us how long his people [of Afghanistan] have been struggling to triumph over the forces of violence—forces that continue to threaten them even today." –New York Times Book Review

The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, caught in the tragic sweep of history, The Kite Runner transports readers to Afghanistan at a tense and crucial moment of change and destruction. A powerful story of friendship, it is also about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.
Since its publication in 2003 Kite Runner has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic of contemporary literature, touching millions of readers, and launching the career of one of America's most treasured writers.

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User reviews about this book

  • If I could give it six stars, I would.

    By Jenjohnson48
    This will be one of my all-time favorite books. A Thousand Splendid Suns is great too…not sure which I enjoyed more. Read them both!
  • Look into war torn Afghanistan

    By greg!916
    Felt very real for historical fiction. It was a very honest look into a flawed yet good man.
  • The Kite Runner

    By Ms B j H
    Amazing book of redemption! Bravo!!
  • Innocence Betrayed

    By Richard Bakare
    Innocence, it seems, cannot be allowed to thrive anywhere in the world. It gets smothered under the weight of war, pride, hate, ignorance, and lies. Even the youngest are guilty of snuffing out the brightest dreams of some through unspeakable acts. The whole story will break your heart and at the same time light an ember of hope for something better. The promise of a country is also not allowed to materialize in this novel. The slow decay of potential is brought about by a hatred fueled caste system, religious infighting, and the moral less management of inept leaders. Through the dissolution of a country we see the cascading dissolution of generations of connectivity, dreams, and culture. For all of the loss we do see hope spring again. Redemption and the truth are the soil and water that nourish that sapling of tomorrow. As heavy as the events of this book are, that little nugget of reclamation is enough to balance almost all the pain and grief. It’s a reminder of who we are to each other and the duty to uplift humanity, that we have to one another.
  • The Kite Runner

    By NFLDraftEd
    A classic for me!
  • One of the new classics

    By merechil
    One of the best books of all time for me. Whimsical, relatable, thought provoking with beautiful prose. I have read it several times and I never re-read books.
  • The best!

    By emkay1022
    This book explains emotions that I never knew existed. From beginning to end you are captured and taken to his world. 10/10 would definitely recommend reading.
  • Among the best of modern literature

    By chriscrans
    One of the most memorable and meaningful experiences I’ve ever had reading a book.
  • Good book, but not fantastic

    By remove google classroom!!!!!!!
    I loved this book, it taught me a lot about the wars in Afghanistan through a great story
  • Wonderful Read!

    By RamlWod
    I loved this book! The struggles of these young men is heartbreaking yet they learn to make the best of it❤️

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