The Kite Runner

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This book contains 40 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
224 supporters
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SarahGrace
There is a very very brief reference to a 'sleeping' dog that 'didn't move' (implied dead, but not explicitly stated) roughly 65% into the story.
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is an animal sad?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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CandySkull
Amir and Hassan get lied to about something extremely important throughout most of the story. Hassan never finds out the truth, Amir does.
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Is a child abused?
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CandySkull
The two most memorable cases: Hassan gets raped by another boy. And there are enormous amounts of mentions about what Assef and his men did to Sohrab.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is rape mentioned?
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LilyP
C7
Assef rapes Hassan in detail from page 75 to 79
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SarahGrace
There is a very vividly described rape scene towards the beginning of the book.
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Bodily Harm
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CandySkull
Sohrab cuts himself with a razorblade in the bathtub.
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CandySkull
In Amir’s fight with Assef, he is getting chocked out at some point.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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CandySkull
It gets described how Assef punches out Amir’s teeth. Later he mentions how he still gets surprised about how many there are missing now.
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CandySkull
Amir’s breaks more bones than I bother to count. Mainly ribs
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Does someone have a seizure?
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JuliaLambertGilliam
Amir is traumatized by the fact he got a circumcision on his tenth birthday.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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CandySkull
It is described how Assef breaks Amir’s eye socket.
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Children
Does a kid die?
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CandySkull
One of his neighborhood kids dies in the petrol truck.
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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CandySkull
This book goes over multiple generations. Almost every parent dies.
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Does someone cheat?
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CandySkull
Sanaubar cheats on Ali.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
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Anonymous
While a character has a medical emergency in the middle of the book, it uses the line ‘their bladder had let go’ and another character mentions feeling their knee become wet
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Anonymous
Page 247- spit happens at the end of the page. Not too graphic, just says what happened. One sentence.
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Is there audio gore?
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Anonymous
There is no audio to speak of, because this is a piece of literature.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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CandySkull
There are multiple, one where Amir is the patient and the other Sohrab is.
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CandySkull
The MC’s father gets diagnosed and eventually dies because of it.
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Mental Health
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CandySkull
Sohrab attempts to kill himself with a razorblade.
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Anonymous
A character who is described as a sociopath is extremely violent
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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CandySkull
The drive in the petrol truck is described as extremely claustrophobic due to the smell and utter darkness.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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CandySkull
A father kills himself after he finds out his son is dead. Also an unsuccessful attempt at the end.
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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CandySkull
Amir’s mother died in childbirth.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Is there hate speech?
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CandySkull
A lot of Hazara hatred.
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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TheHappySalmon28
more bitter sweet but better to be safe than sorry. this book is certainly not for the feint of heart.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Anonymous
Innocents are shot in the head, suicide by gunshot.
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