Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Kite Runner Discussion Questions

I hope I've given everyone enough of a chance to finish the Kite Runner. What did you think?

This was the second time I have read The Kite Runner and I appreciated Hosseini's beautiful writing far more this time. In fact, I was far more emotional and cried this time. Hosseini's writing is so artful that it makes the reader almost feel Amir's guilt. 

The theme of guilt was so overwhelming and I felt like almost everything Amir did  and who he became was driven by guilt. Guilt for teasing Hassan, for not being as pure of heart as Hassan and for being more priviledged. "And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does to", says Amir. 
  1. What did it teach you about friendship and forgiveness?
  2. Who suffers the most?
  3. What do you make of Baba? How was he different in the USA? 
  4. Did Baba love Amir?
  5. How did learning that Hassan was Baba's son change your understanding of Baba?
  6. Why do you think Amir acted so harfully towards Hassan after he saw him get raped?
  7. Why did Hassan still love Amir?
  8. Did Amir redeem himself?
  9. What do you think happened to Sohrab?
  10. Rate the Kite Runner on a scale of one to ten
Let me know what your thoughts are.

Happy reading!


  1. Enjoyed The Kite Runner and all it's twists, and then read The Catcher in the rye - what a waste of my time, still do not know what that was all about. I am not onto my 3rd book in the challenge "The Chronicles of Narnia". Happy reading bugs!

  2. The Catcher in the rye was a bit of a blur for me !