One minute I fall in love with this book and the next I hate it and I am almost in tears. I love it because it is impossible to remind myself that this is “just a fiction book”. I don’t get the opportunity because every page of the book you feel like you are reading a page from Amir’s diary. You feel like you are there, living through his moments of happiness and pain with him. I hate it because it is real; no skirting around the cold truth and no euphemisms.
My favorite feature on the Kindle Fire is the ability to click on a word or place and look it up in the dictionary or follow a link to its Wikipedia page. This is an especially valuable feature for this book because I am able to learn about some Afghanistan history so I can better understand the tribulations of Amir.