Novels About 9/11 [SHOWING SLIDE 2 OF 10]
EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE by Jonathan Safran Foer
Kirkus Star
by Jonathan Safran Foer

To deal with the death of a loved one: It is not uncommon when suffering from acute grief for us to enter into a negotiation with ourselves, or with fate. Children are particularly prone to this—as illustrated by the search over New York undertaken by nine-year-old Oskar Schell in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. The search turns out to be a wild-goose chase, of course, but what Oskar finds in the process is more precious: an understanding of suffering and loss from the lives of his grandparents before he was born and, in a touch that will help to rewarm your heart, the desire for a grief-stricken but loving mother to help her son recover from his enormous loss.