Saturday, December 7, 2013

Stuffed Animal Saturday [8]

Stuffed Animal Saturday is a meme that we post here at We Live and Breathe Books every two weeks to showcase the book we're currently reading with one of our favorite stuffed animals and discuss our stuffed animal's opinion (well, it's really our opinion, but that's besides the point). We hope you enjoy our quirky feature as much as we enjoy writing it!

This is Foxy. She is foxy and very sassy and not afraid to dish out a bad word about a book. We're currently reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

So Far:This week Foxy and I have embarked through the journey which is The Kite Runner. This book seems so far to be as touching and deep as Hosseini's other book, and a personal favorite of mine, A Thousand Splendid Suns. The book takes place in Afghanistan in the 1980s, and yet seems to be both relatable and tragic.

The narrator, Amir, is kind of a prick, but the kind that knows he's a prick and works for self redemption (the one that might one day be a little bit okay). His best friend, Hassan, is so far, the most spectacular human being to ever exist and I am hopelessly in love with him already. It is obvious that somewhere soon, Hassan's kindness and patience will either a. fade away, or b. be forcibly pushed from Amir's life. I absolutely cannot wait to find out, this book literally has me begging for more.

A Sneak Peek: 
I wished I hadn’t started this conversation. I forced a smile. “Don’t be stupid,  Hassan. You know I wouldn’t.” 

Hassan returned the smile. Except his didn’t look forced. “I know,” he said. And  that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone  else does too. 

- Amrutha

Are you and your stuffed animal reading anything interesting? 
Let us know in your own Stuffed Animal Saturday!

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