The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

371 pages first pub 2003 (editions) user-added

fiction historical literary dark emotional sad medium-paced

Description

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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Community Reviews Summary of 72,799 reviews

Moods

emotional 91%
sad 80%
dark 57%
reflective 51%
challenging 35%
tense 34%
hopeful 23%
inspiring 22%
informative 18%
adventurous 17%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 75%
fast 12%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 43% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

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

Loveable characters?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 42% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | No: 11% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

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

Average rating

4.29

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