Kite Runner Book Review Essay

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A book review of The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner is a coming-of-age novel written by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. The novel was first published in 2003, and according to, the novel together with his second book A Thousand Splendid Suns, have sold over 38 million copies worldwide. In 2005, Hosseini retired from medicine to be a full-time writer. He is currently a Goodwill Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and with his own foundation, The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, he works for providing humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan. The Kite Runner is a book about love, friendship and redemption, and it brings up many serious issues that are still very relevant in today, even though this book
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He does a very good job of not creating stereotypes as well. After 9/11, American peoples’ anger and lack of knowledge about Islam and the Middle East have exploded and destroyed a nation. Some people are even afraid of Arabs or Muslims, because of how badly they are portrayed in films. In fact, many Muslims are not even from the Middle East, and we are yet to see a Chinese or Indonesian Muslim portraying terrorists in films. All of this can have a huge negative impact on the countries in the Middle East, especially foreign policy and tourism. In The Kite Runner, every character is a Muslim, and there should not be something special about that, they just happen to be Muslims. The only negative thing about the book is that some of the characters are quite unrealistic, to the point where it becomes just a little weird. The book could also be very intense sometimes, with its graphic content, so this is not a book recommended for children.
Personally, I really enjoyed reading this book. The beginning was a little dry, but the book just got better and better for every page. Most of the characters are very believable, and as a reader, I believe that everyone can relate to the characters in some way. This is a long coming-of-age novel, and it is about growing up, and along the way, you will face many difficulties. I would definitely recommend this book to others. It brings up many issues that are very controversial, and it provides us with a different perspective of

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