THE KITE RUNNER
Riverhead Books, 2003.
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is a passionate story of two boys growing up as friends in Afghanistan–
but from very different classes. Amir, born to a wealthy family, reflects
on his childhood and the turmoil of his homeland as he establishes a new
life in America. His guilt forever haunts him as he realizes his cowardly
actions toward his friend Hassan, have shaped him into a shameful man.
When Amir is called home by a dying friend to Kabul, secrets of his family
are revealed and he is given a chance to redeem himself and his relation
ship to Hassan. (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania
Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2005-2006)
Kabol (Afghanistan) -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Social classes -- Fiction.
Afghanistan -- Fiction.
Boys -- Fiction.
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