The kite runner by Hosseini, Khaled (#0863EHX)


The kite runner

by Hosseini, Khaled
Paperback Riverhead Books, 2013


From the Publisher
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.

Reviews & Awards
  • Alex Award, 2004
  • Book Report, 08/03/03
  • Booklist, 07/01/03
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 05/01/03
  • Kliatt starred, 07/01/04
  • Library Journal, 04/15/03
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 05/12/03
  • School Library Journal, 11/01/03
  • Teacher Librarian, 06/01/09
  • Wilson's Fiction, 10/01/10
  • Wilson's Senior High School, 10/01/07
Product Details
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Publication Date: March 5, 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: Riverhead 10th anniversary edition.
  • Dewey: 813
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: xiv, 371 pages ; 21 cm
  • ISBN-10: 1-59463-193-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-59463-193-1
  • Follett Number: 0863EHX
  • Interest Level: AD
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.2
  • AR Interest Level: UG
  • AR Points: 16
  • AR Quiz: 77450EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 6.8
  • Reading Counts Points: 23
  • Lexile: 840L