It may not have been my favorite book but Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was a huge bestseller. And now the movie version is getting a lot of attention, with Oscar nominations and a star-studded cast of Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock.
The book tells the story of a young boy who loses his father in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City. The boy struggles with the loss, but when he finds a key that his father left behind, he’s on a mission to find what lock it opens. The story details the journey of growing up and dealing with loss and pain.
I’ve yet to see the movie, but I’m interested to see how they portray the story onscreen. If you haven’t read the book yet, here’s your chance.