A quirky child in a quirky book dealing with real issues of loss and a disfunctional family. Foer stretches the boundaries of storytelling and novel format to give his take on a personal life impacted by 9/11.
Read the book before the film comes out at Christmas, starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock. Intriguing and tender story of a boy searching the 5 boroughs of NY to unravel the mystery his father left behind on 9/11.
Another great NYC post-9/11 novel mostly from the point of view of a boy who lost his father. It's about loss, healing, memory. My college students adore this book, and I do too. Playfull, imaginative, moving, and verbally brilliant.