I’d seen some great reviews of this from some of my Goodreads friends, so decided to give it a read. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close follows a nine year old boy, Oskar, in the months following his father’s death in the twin towers. Oskar finds a key amongst his father’s possessions and becomes obsessed with the idea of finding the lock which the key fits. His search takes him across the whole of New York, introduces him to all sorts of people, and makes him feel somehow closer to his father.
This is the kind of book I love the most – one that really makes you think. After I’d finished reading it I felt like picking up the phone and calling my family, just to touch base and let them know I was thinking about them. Any book that can have that kind of effect is definitely something special.