The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Reviewed by Saleiha
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, is a wonderful novel that shows how an unlikely friendship can survive even when surrounded by racism. During the novel, Amir, a Pashtun and Hassan, a Hazara develop a close friendship that is met with anger from the community that is fueled by racism towards Hazaras. Due to their relationship the boys are harassed and abused by their community, but even through problems and setbacks their relationship stays strong. But then the peaceful days in Afghanistan ends when the country has a revolution and is invaded by Russia. This leads to a tough childhood choice by Amir that affects his relationship with Hassan.
Although most people have heard of the Afghanistan War, most people do not understand how long Afghanis have struggled to triumph over the violence that is still threatening them until this day. The Kite Runner is a great novel that shows the audience the culture of Afghanistan and how racism still prevails in the world today.