kite-runner-book-jacketTitle: The Kite Runner
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Year Published: 2005
Finished: November 11
Pages: 371
Challenges: Book Awards II, Fall into Reading 2008, Countdown Challenge, From the Stacks 2008

What I thought was an amazing movie is also an amazing book. I took just enough time between seeing the film and reading the novel not to feel too overwhelmed. And as far as I can remember, the movie stayed very true to the book which is a rare find.

The Kite Runner is about two young boys, one the son of a rich man, the other the son of the servant, who become best friends. It is an amazing story of challenge and heartache, courage and strength, commitment and friendship, and above all else forgiveness.

This book definitely lands in the top of 5 of reads for me this year. The journey Amir takes as he grows up, escapes war, falls in love, grieves and finally comes to terms with the mistakes he made as a child and the wrongdoings against his best friend.

Book and movie are both equally enjoyable, but the book was more of a connected journey with the reader, with more description and feeling that a movie cannot portray.

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