The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Name: Vidhatri Saxena (16 years)
School: DFather Agnel School,Noida
During the brutal 1970s Afghanistan, Amir, a twelve-year old boy is desperate to gain the approval of his father who holds a special place for Hassan in his heart. To show his father he has the makings of a man, Amir takes the help of Hassan, a Hazara servant and loyal friend to win the local kite-flying competition. But the afternoon of the competition shatters both their existence......one as a victim...the other because of his recalcitrance. Victim of his own arrogance, Amir chooses the path of least resistance but the scar of betrayal cuts through his soul.
The book talks about the familial relationships of father and son, unfettered innocence of the boys, unusual generosity and compassion. Amir's return to Afghanistan from America is a painful story which rings true with tenderness and truth. The author beautifully portrays the experiences of love, loss and the glory of redemption.