Best Fiction Books to Read: The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)

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The Kite Runner is a book that was released in 2003 before becoming a movie in 2007. I believe it is considered one of the best books of all time, or at least it popped up quite often when I was looking for books to read.

The Kite Runner is a heavy, emotional fiction story, but it has a lot of important messages contained within. The main character of The Kite Runner is named Amir, and he is by no means a perfect character. He has a lot of flaws and makes some major mistakes that are revealed along the way.

The Kite Runner is kind of about redemption, even though many acts in the book cannot be fully forgiven. I think The Kite Runner does a great job of portraying humans, as no one goes through life without making some major mistakes (some bigger than others).

While the subject matter in The Kite Runner is quite heavy, it is still a very enjoyable book to read. I finished the book pretty fast as it retained my interest almost the whole way through; I also thought the character development of Amir and some of the other people was fantastic.

If you are a big fiction fan who is willing to read a heavier, more serious story, The Kite Runner is a book for you. I now want to watch the movie to see how it is, but I have no idea whether it will live up to the high expectations set by the book.

The Kite Runner Recommendation Rating: 4.5

This post has now been updated to reflect a new ratings system that I have implemented, which is scored as follows:

1: Something worth checking out if you have time

2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone

3: Something worth prioritizing if interested

4: Something worth making time to check out

5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for


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