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The Kite Runner
Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to gain 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 feels jealous of his natural courage and the place he holds in his father's heart. But neither of the boys could forsee what would happen to Hassan on the afternoon of the tournament, which was to shatter their lives.
"Rings true with tenderness and truth. In the sense that Amir is the one who struggles to master his fatal flaw, he is the hero of the book. But it is Hassan's silent, sacrifical love that will bring the lump to your throat."
ISBN 13: 9781408824856 | ISBN 10: 140882485x
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