This is one of those stories that will stay with you for a while. It made me think of the times you hear people say to foreigners, "Go back to where you came from!" Although this is fiction, these ignorant, yet fortunate Westerners just have no idea of what kind of lives these people from war torn countries have lead and escaped from, in order to seek a better life.I listened to the audiobook, read by the author and it was a very emotional, touching story that had me welling up with tears multiple times. I didn't like Amir very much to begin with, but throughout the story I became to see that he was only human and was just learning to cope with his emotions. Hassan and Baba were truly beautiful characters. I can't wait to see how they're all portrayed in the movie version.