The Kite Runner

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I know the book is kind of old (2003-04), but I was assigned this to read in my English class a couple weeks ago and I absolutely love it.
I'm currently on my 4th read through. Both the story and characters are incredibly deep, and... and.. I want MORE!

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Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir’s choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious, and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy, and apparently dissolved when Amir and his father flee to California to escape the Soviet invasion, leaving Hassan and his own gentle father to a terrible fate.

But years later, an old family friend calls Amir from Pakistan and reminds him: “There is a way to be good again.” And Amir journeys back to a distant world, to try to right past wrongs against the only true friend he ever had.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kite_Runner

Has anyone else read this book and like it as much as I do?
Easily one of my most favorite books!
 

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I had to read this for English in my senior year of high school.

It was very good. I think there's a sequel to it, but I haven't read that yet.
 

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One of the worst books I had to do for school
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Saken said:
One of the worst books I had to do for school
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Aw, that's a shame.
If you don't mind me asking, what about the book didn't appeal to you?

Is the sequel A Thousand Splendid Suns?
I thought that was a totally unrelated (in terms of character relations) to The Kite Runner. o.o
 

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Just did a quick Wiki look-at for A Thousand Splendid Suns.
It's indeed by the same author and has the same setting as The Kite Runner, but shouldn't be a 'sequel' to it if my reading is correct.
 
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