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. Week 15: First Book > The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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Jess | 55 comments I loved this book. I often steer clear of books that are "book club" kind of books (it's some junior high resistance to the mainstream - like a well-reviewed novel is the popular kid and can't possibly be all they're cracked up to be - but this book surprised me with the death and with the beautifully simple prose.

It's not an easy read. It's fairly traumatic and I had to put it down to breathe and/or cry a couple times, but it feels honest in its exploration of trauma and blood/chosen family ties.

Five stars.


Vespers9 | 45 comments I also read this book for Week 15, and very similarly I think I didn't pick it up before because it was soooooo popular. But I think in this case that the hype was well-deserved! Loved this book. Five stars from me as well.


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