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Kite Runner

Kite Runner was 371 pages of goodness. The author, Khaled Hosseini, was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and later moved to California. He was the son of a diplomat whose family received political asylum in the U.S. I didn't read about the author until after I finished reading the book, which shed a whole new meaning on the book. Although this is a work of fiction, I can't help but think there may be some deeper meaning behind why he wrote this book.

The main character is named Amir, and he is born to a wealthy family in Kabul, Afghanistan. Also living with him was a boy named Hassan, who was the son of his father's servant. This novel is about his life, which is quite the story.

Because I highly recommend this book to everyone, I don't want to give too much away. But, it's definitely not a "feel good book." It takes a good look into the reality of being human-- showing the complexity of a person who goes from being very selfish to perhaps very selfless.

What I really loved about this book was the way the author gave the reader SO much insight into the culture of Afghanistan- the people, the traditions, the dark side, and the beautiful side. I loved how he built on the tradition of kite-running, which is still a part of Afghanistan culture today.

I also remembered how important it is for communities to serve and minister to the international communities in their midst.

Overall, this book was an emotional roller coaster that leaves you thinking about it long after you finish reading it.