About the book
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 shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.
Reviewed by U3A Group 6, Petersfield Reading Group:
The whole group liked this book a lot. The plot, the background, the style and the characters are all compelling. It offered matter of lengthy and animated discussion. We can’t wait for his next book.
Star rating: ****