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princessrexall
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Registered: ‎01-24-2008
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

This book was amazing... and I think everyone should read it.  Depressing but the protagonist is an amazingly inquisitive, clever and wise beyond his age child. 

 

"Everything that's born has to die, whcih means our lives are like skyscrapers.  The smoke rises at different speeds but they're all on fire, and we're all trapped."

 

Coming from an 8 year old on the search for his dad after losing him in the 9/11 tragedy. 

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debbook
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Registered: ‎05-03-2008
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Re: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

I loved this book, especially Oskar. He is one of my favorite characters of any book. I thought the author did a great job of writing from the perspective of a boy w/ Asberger's. Excellent novel.
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