The Kite Runner

Book review by Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 47 reviews

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age 18+

Not for under 18!

This book is fine for an adult. It is not for high school students! It is dark and disturbing and has graphic depictions of child rape. Rape and violence are strong themes throughout the book. Pedophilia is also featured. I wouldn't want my kids to read this.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 14+

Should be required reading for all American Students

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages

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