This was a great book I read during my first attempt at a book club. It follows a character from boyhood to adulthood beginning and ending the story in Afghanistan. The book is very emotional and sticks with you long after you have put it down. The book is a very good way to learn about different parts of the world and their cultures, and it really puts a face to a group of people that I as an American know little about. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a good story but also to anyone who wants to learn about a part of the world where we have soldiers and know little about.