Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 7 - 12Grade 8n/a7.7n/a
Kim, one of Kipling's masterpieces, is the story of Kimball O'Hara, the orphaned son of an officer in the Irish Regiment who spends his childhood as a vagabond in Lahore. The book is a carefully organized, powerful evocation of place and of a young man's quest for identity.

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Hardcover, 420 pages
ISBN-10: 0333002806
ISBN-13: 9780333002803
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  • ryanl20
    ryanl20Monday, February 22, 2016 at 2:36 am44 stars
    I recommend this book, Kim is the main character and also my favorite character in the story. I feel very sad for Kim because his father is a hopeless, pathetic person that's addicted to alcohol, and he died at the very beginning. Leaving Kim behind, Kim was the poorest of the poor that went out begging for money everyday just to survive. I'm kind of confused in the part where he met Teshoo Lama, where he shot an arrow and when it landed, a river appeared. I'm not sure what does it mean but I think that's really cool and I really like how Kim never gives up and decide to become the disciple of Teshoo Lama. I think he's very brave and also Teshoo Lama is a very nice guy that decide to take this poor kid with him on the adventure of finding the river that'll cure anything and make everything pure again.