This novel elicits all types of emotions: emotional, content, depressing, anger, surprise, and more. The story is fast-paced and contains several plot twists that keep the reader entertained. This is one of the few novels that convey multiple universal themes: friendship, loyalty, redemption, identity, and loss of innocence. It mentions historical events of the war of Afghanistan and provides the hardships of the Hazaras, who were a minority group that faced discrimination.

This book is for someone who is a fan of drama and historical fiction. With a very detailed description, readers can feel as if they are part of Amir's journey. The novel shows the sweet friendship of Amir and Hassan, violence, upsetting moments, and more.