Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

by Jonathan Safran Foer (Author)

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Reading Level: 9th − 12th Grade
A funny, uplifting novel about a boy's journey through New York in the aftermath of September 11th from one of today's most celebrated writers.Nine-year-old Oskar Schell embarks on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11. This seemingly impossible task will bring Oskar into contact with survivors of all sorts of an exhilarating, affecting, often hilarious, and ultimately healing journey. With humor, tenderness, and awe, Jonathan Safran Foer confronts the traumas of our country's difficult history.
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"Energetic, inventive, and ambitious...an uplifting myth born of the sorrows of 9/11."—Boston Sunday Globe "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a miracle, a daybreak, a man on the moon. It's so impeccably imagined, so courageously executed, so everlastingly moving and fine."—Baltimore Sun "A funny, wise, deeply compassionate novel that will renew readers' faith that the right book at the right time still has the power to change the world."—O, The Oprah Magazine

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Mariner Books Classics
Publication date
April 20, 2006
BISAC categories
FIC019000 - Fiction | Literary
FIC002000 - Fiction | Action & Adventure
FIC044000 - Fiction | Women
FIC045000 - Fiction | Family Life | General
FIC004000 - Fiction | Classics
FIC021000 - Fiction | Media Tie-In
Library of Congress categories
New York (N.Y.)
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Green Mountain Book Award
Nominee 2008 - 2008

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