The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

fiction contemporary historical literary dark emotional sad medium-paced

352 pages | first published 2003

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Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to sha...
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Summary of 57820 reviews

Moods

emotional 91%
sad 79%
dark 55%
reflective 51%
challenging 36%
tense 33%
hopeful 23%
inspiring 23%
adventurous 17%
informative 17%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 75%
slow 12%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 44% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 41% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 76% | No: 10% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 3%

Average rating

4.28

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