The Kite Runner (Book Review)

The Kite Runner follows the friendship between Amir, son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, and his servant Hassan. It explores the ranks of classicism and its effects on lifestyle, education, and ultimate purpose of life. The two are eventually separated due to dynamic issues coinciding with the instability of the Afghan government. The story itself spans over thirty years, detailing the overlooked and rampant past few years of Afghanistan and hope for a brighter future.

I enjoyed reading this novel immensely. I will say that I cried multiple times throughout, but it was difficult to put down. I felt so emotionally invested in the characters and yearned to learn their final outcome. This novel was written from a perspective and area that I had never read before, nonetheless, it was beautiful. The style wasn’t difficult to comprehend and it was in no way airy. Every word had a place and a purpose and there were many amazing quotes to take from this.

In closing, I feel that this quote greatly summarizes my feelings toward The Kite Runner: “Sad stories make good books.”

Author: Rachelle Saint Louis

Rachelle Saint Louis is a Haitian-American writer, born and raised in South Florida. She received a 2018 Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for her poem “Red Blood Cell.” She is currently a Psychology and English double major at Florida Atlantic University. Her poetry has been published in Rigorous Magazine. Rachelle has been writing poetry since the 7th grade and you can often find her performing Spoken Word at local open mics.

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