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Book title
The Kite runner


Khaled Hosseini


Bibliographic information

Publisher: Bloomsbury



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A book about friendship, war, love


Short summary
It is a heart-breaking story of the unusual friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is 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.


Why is the story appropriate for the targeted groups of RSP readers?

  1. It reflects readers´ interests
  2. The recommendation and the report emerged from the survey results
  3. reflects political/historical moment
  4. it promotes understanding of cultural diversities and heritage
  5. refers to actual migrant situation


What are the distinguished readers interests reflected by this book/story?

Why is this story motivational for the pupils?
The story describes two types of relationship - father and son, friendship between two boys from different classes set in the time when a war starts and people lose everything. The book teaches student about the power of friendship and the price of betrayal. Students are encouraged to understand the reason why some people are forced to leave their country.


Is there a historical, political, multi/inter cultural, migrant or similar context recognized in this book/story? 
Yes - the main character is forced to leave his country because of the war in his country and has to cope with a new situation and culture.


Is there a principle of inclusion reflected in this book/story and does it promotes understanding of cultural diversities and heritage? 
The book shows us the importance of the family and friends in our life. It shows us how important our culture and identity are for all of us.

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