The Kite Runner By: Khaled Hosseini Storyboard by: Rita Hernandez
Amir lives with his dad, Baba. In Baba's house lives Ali and his son, Hassan. Amir always plays with loyal Hassan, but he never looks at Hassan as a friend. Loyal Hassan always protects Amir when Assef, a bully, wants to hurt him. Amir has always been jealous of Baba's affection towards Hassan. Amir and Baba are Pastuns while Hassan and Ali are "inferior" Hazaras.
Amir really wants a kite that falls from a kite competition, so Baba will be proud of him. Hassan decides to get the kite for him. However, Assef blocks his way from leaving an alley. Hassan tries to leave, but Assef and his squad hold him down. Assef then rapes Hassan. Hassan recieves the kite, but with that horrible event. Amir watches the whole thing without doing anything.