The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner

By Khaled Hosseini

  • Release Date: 2003-06-02
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 2,845 Ratings


The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over.
The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, caught in the tragic sweep of history, The Kite Runner transports readers to Afghanistan at a tense and crucial moment of change and destruction. A powerful story of friendship, it is also about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.
Since its publication in 2003 Kite Runner has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic of contemporary literature, touching millions of readers, and launching the career of one of America's most treasured writers.


  • Heart wrenching story of resilience

    By abhi454
    Can’t recommend this book enough. It’s a book which will touch every heart string
  • The kite runner/بادبادك باز

    By Anisa Mehtar Ebrahimi
    It's one of the best books that I have ever read and I cried for Hassan our whole family read it we cried one by one I am hazara too but till now hazaras situation is the same like past , every child of hazara saw ,listened and passed it in Afghanistan,every one should read it, it's really perfect and gulorious dear Khalid.
  • Pretty good but i had to read it for English so 1 start off

    By pence's favorite book
    Four stars
  • The kite runner

    By dedeee09
    Love it.
  • The Kite Runner, so excellent

    By Grandma Sel
    This book was thought provoking. It shared insight into life, relationships, loyalties and hardships. The author described the love of friends so well including insecurities, peer pressure, bullying and choices we make that can affect us throughout a lifetime. Each crossroad we choose makes us who we are despite regrets and misgivings. A chance to right wrongs is rare but one we all wish we could have. The Kite Runner is well worth the time and emotion evoked while reading it.
  • A+

    By Stewart711
  • Deeply compelling

    By Krlnka
    This is a wonderful book. Beautifully written compelling story. So glad I found it!
  • Top ten!

    By Terikosan
    Beautiful story that brought me to tears more that once. A must read.
  • Wonderful book

    By ayoungmother
    Absolutely loved it.
  • Kite Runner

    By Ctschlot
    Fantastic book