I have never read a book documenting a life of somebody trapped into a war-stricken situation. The description is so vivid that the characters does not remain in mere words but they come out in front of your eyes. You can see those blue eyes, the joy of running for a kite and each and every emotion the author wants to convey.
The words are so beautifully written that your heart goes through each and every emotion, the time looses its track and by the time you put down the book you realize that you have reached the end. The story keeps on lingering in your mind even after that and you start to imagine what would have happened further, but hosseini leaves you there. An absolute stunner of a book.
Hats Off for you, A thousand times over, Hosseini, A thousand times over.