“It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime.”
Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir’s choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious, and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy, wrenching them far apart. But so strong is the bond between the two boys that Amir journeys back to a distant world, to try to right past wrongs against the only true friend he ever had.
The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted 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.
Wow. Khaled Hosseini has done it again! Brilliant. Will tug right at your heart strings. A beautiful emotional story. I cannot believe I have finally read all his books! A must read if you haven’t already. A very powerful story! Another well deserved five stars from me… Amazing story! Parts you may need a tissue though 😦
The Kite Runner is written well and is easy to read. You will fall in love with some of the characters and some you will hate. A story that will stay in your heart for a long time. A must buy from me! Can finally watch the film now too and compare. Brilliant. This author has never let me down and I hope (fingers crossed) a new book will soon be out! Highly recommend. Enjoy, I loved it.
A high-stakes online game of dares turns deadly
When Vee is picked to be a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game knows her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it’s exhilarating–Vee and Ian’s fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn when they’re directed to a secret location with five other players for the Grand Prize round. Suddenly they’re playing all or nothing, with their lives on the line. Just how far will Vee go before she loses NERVE?
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book! Like a true bookworm I have to read the book before I watch the film and I was impressed. I loved it. If the film is anything like the book then I know I will already love it. I was hooked. Brilliant. Nerve is easy to read, fast paced, contains short chapters and is written well. Not a game I would personally play! I would highly recommend this story to you all. I’m sad that I’ve finished it. A book you will not want to put down and now I can finally watch the film.. YAY.
Nerve is perfect for readers who enjoy a brilliant young adult, suspense, chick-lit, thriller and adapted to film story. Another great book I have read this year which I will not forget. Enjoy, I did.
To five year old Jack Room is all he has ever known! It is where he was born and grew up, where he learns, reads, eats, sleeps and play with his mother. Room is home to Jack, but to his mother it is prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Jacks mother has had enough and devises a plan involving Jack to escape, but she does not expect it to work. This story is told entirely in the language of five year old Jack and highlights the limitless bond between a parent and child. This is their story of the journey from one world to another new, bigger world! With a heartwarming ending.
I awarded Room five stars as this has to be the best book I have read so far this year! I really did enjoy reading this story and cannot wait to watch the film! I would highly recommend you read this book if you haven’t already! It does start off slow but then you will be hooked, believe me. Room is an easy to read, fast paced outstanding thriller for all readers to enjoy. This story does not have chapters as it is split into four different parts. Some readers may not enjoy Room as it is written from the view of Jack, but do not let that put you off or you will miss out on this heartbreaking beautiful story. Room is the perfect story for readers who enjoy bestsellers, contemporary, suspense and thrillers, it would also make the perfect read to discuss if you are part of a book club. It is no wonder Room had been nominated for the 2010 booker prize, it really is an interesting read. Enjoy!