Foer, Jonathan Safran. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. First Mariner Books Edition 2006.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Written By: Jonathan Safran Foer
Reviewed by: Mathew Ellis
Recommended Audience: High School
This story is about a boy named Oskar Schell who lived in New York. He loved his Dad and spent every moment he could with him. They played a scavenger hunt type game where the dad would come up with clues for Oskar to find and use to solve the mystery. One day the boys dad had a meeting on 9/11/2001 inside the World Trade Center. You can probably guess what happened. Oskar was let out of school early because of what was happening and when he got home got home their was many messages on the answering machine. All of them consisted of his dad trying to call him and tell him that he is going to be OK. Oskar called it the “worst day ever”. He went through a deep depression for a whole year.
Oskar finally decided to go through his Dad’s things and ended up finding an envelope that said the word “Black” on it with a key inside of it. He thought of it as his dad’s way of giving him another scavenger hunt and to find what the key belonged to. Oskar went through a lot and eventually figured out that “Black” was a last name and probably lived in New York. He probably went through at least half of New York while finding many interesting people, he even found his grandpa who never spoke a word.
To keep me from giving away the end I will finish my summary and just leave you thinking about what will happen and hopefully get you to read it. This book shows emotions and results of what happened to people effected by 9/11.
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