|Our library is great. It is only a few blocks away, two over from our favorite tree-lined street (and next to a barbecue restaurant, so it always smells delicious outside). But it is small, which means that there is always a wait for new, popular books, even if they are just popular with tweens. Like the Hunger Games trilogy (and gosh, I want to talk about it ALL THE TIME because I think about it ALL THE TIME). So, to pass the time, I borrowed the Kite Runner, partly because I've been wanting to read it for a while (even my mom has read it!) but mostly because it was there.|
There are scenes in the book that put recent news into perspective...the war in Afghanistan, bombings in Libya... there are Amirs and Hassans down there too, kids who just want to fly kites. The book humanizes Afghanistan's recent history and tells a great story.
And gosh, yes, I sobbed in this one too.