There's a reason movie-makers snatched up the film rights to these hits: they're good stories that will look amazing on the big screen. Read the books now, see the movies later, and then decide which one you think is better.
What young girl didn't read this or see the movie? sniff sniff sniff..... And I hate to tell you this Erich Segal, but love does mean you have to say you are sorry sometimes. What a load of crap that saying turned out to be!
“She reminded me that the world was really one bee yard, and the same rules work fine in both places. ..Act like you know what you're doing, even if you don't. Above all, send the bees love. Every little thing wants to be loved.” ― Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
The Kite Runner is the story of Amir, a Sunni Muslim, who struggles to find his place in the world because of the aftereffects and fallout from a series of traumatic childhood events. An adult Amir opens the novel in the present-day United States with a vague reference to one of these events, and then the novel flashes back to Amir's childhood in Afghanistan.
Beautiful imagery throughout! There is so much that you can gain through this book if you will look for it. A ton of kids I know who read it didn't do anything more than a surface read and they weren't satisfied and said it was stupid but there is so much more. There are so many statements about society and outcasts. It is a wonderful book!