A while back, my freshman year in college I read a book called " The Kite Runner " and fell inlove with it. It was very different from most books I had read...it had nothing to do with what I could relate to.
In a nutshell, Amir, the son of a well-to-do Afghani , has a best friend, Hassan, who is the illiterate child of Amir's father's long-time servant. Both children are motherless. A horrific event, a secret kept, the loss of personal honor, and a lie come between the boys. From that rift, the story moves forward as Amir and his father emigrate to California, where Amir matures, marries, and becomes a successful writer, but is still plagued by those old sins and lies. Then comes a revelation of still one more long-held secret that sets Amir on a return trip to Afghanistan (now under the worst years of Taliban dominance) to rescue Hassan's child.
It made me laugh, it made me cry. I would read it all over again ! I remember the book was then made into a movie, and I watched it and loved it just as much.
Now I am currently reading his 2nd book called A Thousand Splendid Suns. I really suggest you guys check out either two books, they will move you in a way not any regular book can. It is a look into the lives of what we dont see or speak of daily.