Friday, May 9, 2008

The Kite Runner

Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the approval of his father and resolves to win the local kite-fighting tournament, to prove that he has the makings of a man. His loyal friend Hassan promises to help him for he always helps Amir, but this is 1970s Afghanistan and Hassan is merely a low-caste servant who is jeered at in the street, although Amir still feels jealous of his natural courage and the place he holds in his father's heart. But neither of the boys could foresee what would happen to Hassan on the afternoon of the tournament, which was to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return, to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

This was an excellent book. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to a more mature student, probably Y10 upwards


Mrs C said...

Hiya Mrs K - I also recommend this book, but I like his second one 'One thousand splendid suns' also.

Hope a few of the seniors take it out.

Mrs C said...

Hiya - hope you don't mind I added a cover shot - shall I show oyu how to do this???

Mrs C

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