Rated of 5
by John Siu
Appreciation for Afganaistan
Aside from the touching story of Amir and Hassan, the book has introduced me to history and insights to Afghanistan. Asad Koraganie (fellow reviewer) has suggested that it is not perfect in the detail. But for someone who has only known Afghanistan through the news from the 80's and post 9/11, this book is more than enough of an introduction that made me follow up with other books and stories about the country.
I came across three junior reader books by Deborah Ellis (which in my opinion not suitable for most children): Breadwinner, Parvana's Journey, and Mud City. I highly recommend these books if you enjoyed Kite Runner.