Title: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Call #: FOE
Nine year old Oskar Schell is finding it very difficult to deal with the death of his father who was killed in the World Trade Center attacks. After finding a mysterious key in a vase in his father’s bedroom closet, Oscar searches New York City for a lock that fits that black key. This story, told from a precocious child’s viewpoint, presents an interesting approach to dealing with death and tragedy.
Recommended by: Sharon