The Kite Runner

By Khaled Hosseini

A heart wrenching story.

The Kite Runner is the story of two boys who grow up as master and servant, best friends, and playmates. Although they do not know it for the majority of their lives they are half-brothers. Amir is the privileged young man who loves his friend Hassan but is jealous of his strength of character and fearlessness that seems to appeal to Amir's father. There are many life-altering events that they share but they only serve to increase Amir's jealousy and guilt. It is not until the end that Amir finds a way to redeem himself and repay Hassan's sacrifice.