We are reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini in class. The story is very capturing and real right from the beggining. The first page introduce one of the main characters in away that gets you curious and makes you want to read more.
Just a short quote from the top of the first page in the book:
"I became what I am today at the age of twelve, on a frigid overcast day in the winter of 1975."
So far I have read a few chapters, and I am looking forwards to see how the story ends.
Amir struggles through the whole book, just to get his father’s recognition. Until the moment where Amir wins the Kite tournament. Amir has never felt worthy of being his son. As he says in the book, all he ever wanted is to to be approved by Baba. Amir believes that it is his fault that his mother died giving birth to him, and that Baba hates him for taking his wife away. Baba loved Amir’s mother very much.
For a couple of weeks after the tournament, Amir feels like his father's son. It is a bitter sweet feeling for Amir. He do have his father's recognition, but he has lost his best friend, Hassan.
One of the very strong realtionships that shines through Khaled Hosseini's writing, is friendship. There is a very strong linkning between Amir and Hassan. They grew up together and have played with eachother sience they where babies. Hassan is the one of them that would do anything for his friend, and he does. He always stand up for Amir, protect him against Assef and his gang. "For you a thounsand times over!" that's what Hassan repeatedly says to Amir. After they are separated as children, Amir returns to Afghanistan from America many years later, looking for redemption.