this is the most amazing book! it's about a boy named amir who grows up in afghanistan. his father is well off so they have servants and the servant boy is his best friend. it's the story of their lives and it's so heart-wrenching. i finished it a little while ago and it was amazing. it's pretty graphic in some parts, but very realistic. it talks about how afghanistan used to be before the taliban and all the terrorism that's now associated with the country. anyway, it's a great book and you should read it.