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Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Synopsis – The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.

A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.

Literary Awards won by Kite Runner – Borders Original Voices Award for Fiction (2003), Humo’s Gouden Bladwijzer (2008), Exclusive Books Boeke Prize (2004), ALA Alex Award (2004), Puddly Award for Fiction (2006)

Lincoln Award Nominee (2006), Prix des libraires du Québec for Lauréats hors Québec (2006), LovelyBooks Leserpreis Nominee for Allgemeine Literatur (2009)

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Score Factor
Writing 90%
Character Development 80%
Plot 70%
Recommendation Level 82%

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