The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

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‘I became what I am today at the age of twelve, on a frigid overcast day in the winter of 1975, I remember the precise moment, crouching behind a crumbling mud wall, peeking into the alley near the frozen creek. That was a long time ago, but it’s wrong what they say about the past, I‘ve learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past claws its way out. Looking back now, I realize I have been peeking into that deserted alley for the last-twenty-six years.

This is the beginning of a famous book, The Kite Runner, written by Khaled Hosseini, a world-known writer who was born in Afghanistan in 1965. This book gives me lots of surprise when I devoted all myself into it. Hosseini wrote many interesting and meaningful books such as A thousand splendid sun and And the mountain echoed which can be best describe the impoverished life in Afghanistan that time. The humanity, Love, and the sin caused by the Taliban, that is just the epitome in Hosseini’s book—the kite runner.

The story happened in a rich family beyond the city of Kabul. Amir was the descendant of this rich family. He has a very good friend named Hassan who is also the servant in his mansion. Hassan was a very honest person who will devote all himself to help Amir. There is one famous game around Afghanistan called The Kite Competition. Amir is a skilled kite fighter who can always beat others kites in the competition and on the contrary, Hassan is a really talented kite runner who will always find the falling kite

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