Red275 posted a topic in Book Search and Reading RecommendationsLet me know if this is the right forum. I am looking for a book where the author uses parallels and repetition through the story perhaps to demonstrate character growth. My example is The Kite Runner by Hosseini. In this novel there are a lot of events that parallels events later in the novel. The Kite Runner Spoilers (for anyone who wants to read it) Examples of parallels: First event: Amir frames his servant Hassan by putting money and a watch in the mattress. Second event: Amir helps a family but putting his watch and money in the mattress. First event: The phrase: “I ran” is emphasized when Amir runs away after Hassan is raped. Second event: The phrase returns and is again emphasized when Amir runs with Sohrab when they are flying kites. First event: Hassan has a hairlip but then gets it sewn. Second event: After getting beat up, Amir gets an injury that looks like a hairlip.