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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

By Anonymous, elko, NV

In history class we learn about so many wars, but do we really know the whole story. We may know who won and how, but does any of that really matter if you don’t know how the people who are just like you and me are affected by the war. That is a completely different story all together. But, Khaled Hosseini, the author of The Kite Runner, lets the reader jump into the lives of people during the war in Afghanistan, which includes the home of the main characters Amir, Hassan, Baba, and Ali in a town called Kabul. By reading and feeling everything these characters go through we develop a different understanding of the war.
This heartfelt story begins when a boy by the name of Amir goes through the journey of a lifetime trying to survive in a town where ethnicity has become more important than friendship. Hassan and Amir have lived in the same house together since they were born.

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