i'd always heard of this book. people always said they'd read it and loved it and so i thought it would be a good one to read. kind of a "new classic" or something. i started it...got through a hundred or so pages and stalled. it was so sad. it was so depressing. why couldn't amir just be brave and good and kind and all the things that the main characters of books are supposed to be. but he was more real. maybe that was the point. but i was talking with my friend audrey today and saying maybe i would just move on from The Kite Runner because i wasn't getting very far. and she said, the ending is so good and then i thought, well dang! now i'm gonna have to see about that....
i usually don't quit books though. when i was pregnant with avery there were two that i started that i just couldn't follow through with. Wicked and The Tenth Circle. for whatever reason, i just couldn't. elphaba scared the daylights out of me as a baby in Wicked and Jodi Piccoult, well, she writes about hard, hard issues and that was one i was not willing to tackle, once i got into it.
long story short (too late) (name that movie!), i finished Kite Runner tonight. i REALLY liked it. it made me think. it brought in cultural aspects of Afghanistan that i never really thought of, or knew to even think of. several twisty parts that i just wasn't expecting...a really good read. i enjoyed it but it was sad, for heaven's sake! but the subject matter isn't exactly daisies and sunshine here people!
so there you go audrey, i did it! whew! thanks for the encouragement.