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The Kite Runner - Book Club Questions

Book Club Discussion Questions


The Kite Runner Book Club Discussion Questions

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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a powerful novel that explores sin, redemption, love, friendship and suffering. Use these book club discussion questions to lead your book club into the depths of The Kite Runner.

Spoiler Warning: These questions may reveal important details about The Kite Runner. Finish the book before reading on.

  1. What did The Kite Runner teach you about Afghanistan? About friendship? About forgiveness, redemption and love?

  2. Who suffers the most in The Kite Runner?

  3. Were you surprised to learn about the racial tension between the Pashtuns and Hazaras in Afghanistan? Can you think of any culture in the world without a history of oppression? Why do you think minority groups are oppressed so often?

  4. What did you like about Baba? Dislike about him? How was he different in the U.S. than in Afghanistan? Did he love Amir?

  5. How did learning that Hassan was Baba's son change your understanding of Baba?

  6. Why did Amir act so hatefully toward Hassan after he saw him get raped? Why did Hassan still love Amir?

  7. Did Amir ever redeem himself?

  8. What do you think happened to Sohrab?

  9. Rate The Kite Runner on a scale of one to five.

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