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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is divided into three sections Ittalks about Amirs childhood His life in the United States and Amirgoing back to AfghanistanIn the beginning of the book the author takes us back to Amirschildhood in Kabul Afghanistan Its about two boys named Amir andHassan They are very close if not like brothers Amirs father is avery wealthy and important man in Kabul Hassan and his father Ali aretheir servants Amir is not the type of son Baba wants Baba seeks forskills and courage in a son which Amir does not have Amir is book smartand enjoys writing stories He believes that he always has to provehimself and make Baba proud To do that Amir and Hassan compete in theannual Kite fighting tournament Amir wins and Hassan runs the loosingkite so Amir can show it to Baba When Hassan does not show up Amirgoes looking for him and finds Hassan cornered by Assef and his twofriends Kamal and Wali Assef is cruel and a jerk He tells Hassan togive him the kite and hell let him go Hassan knowing that Amir needthe kite he refuses to give it to Assef The two boys hold Hassan whileAssef removes his pants and rapes him in the alley The whole time Amirdidnt do anything he stood and watched then finally he ran awayLater when he sees Hassan Amir pretends as if he didnt know anythingFrom there on Amir alienates Hassan due to guilt and he believes thatthe only way to get away from his guilt is to sent Hassan away Amiraccuses Hassan of stealing his money Even though Hassan did not stealit when Baba ask he admits to it to protect Amir Baba forgives himbut Ali and Hassan leave and move back to their old village Shortly after Hassan and Ali leave the Soviets invade Afghanistan Babaand Amir leave for Pakistan first and from there they move toCalifornia There Baba works at a gas station
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