The Kite Runner is a powerful novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. It follows the story of Amir, a young boy from Kabul, and his complex relationship with his friend Hassan. Set against the backdrop of Afghanistan's tumultuous history, The Kite Runner explores themes of guilt, redemption, and the enduring power of friendship. It is a deeply moving and thought-provoking book that offers a glimpse into the lives of ordinary people affected by war and political turmoil.