Book: We All Fall Down

Author: Eric Walters

Rating: 5/5

We All Fall Down-Eric Walters

“Tomorrow might be an experience of a lifetime,” said Will’s teacher in class. Will is a grade nine student who will be going to his father’s work on September 9, 2001. As part of a school assignment, assigned from his teacher, all students in his class will be going to their parents’ work tomorrow. Will be going to his father and he does not want to go because he believes that his dad’s office is boring. Will’s dad works for an international trading company and has to wake up early every morning to commute to his office on the eighty-fifth floor in the south building of the World Trade Centre in Manhattan. On September 11, Will goes to his dad’s office with him and goes through the subway and finds it very interesting on how his father goes to his office through this busy subway. Overall in this fast-paced novel, Will discovers a new side of his father during an event which was not expected by neither him nor anybody around him.


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Social/Historical context:

This book was written in March 2006 and was written by the famous Canadian author Eric Walters. It has been nine years since this book was written and since then has been read by many teens, adults, and students. According to GoodReads this book is rated 4.25 stars and has been a very popular choice for reading.



Writing Style:

This book is written in first person and through that perspective, Walters tells us about a boy named Will who goes with his dad to his work and how he witnesses a horrible, yet a sudden event. The author uses common language and uses a variety of ways to portray the novel We All Fall Down.


My Thoughts:

I loved reading the novel We All Fall Down. It helped me learn more about 9/11 and also while reading it put me in Will’s shoes and how he or any other person might have felt when they had to face this tragic event. Personally I think everybody should read this book because I think that people forget about what happened and how a lot of people were affected by this event, this novel gives readers an overview of what happened during 9/11. I would personally rate this book a 5/5 because I really enjoyed reading this fast-paced novel. It had the perfect vocabulary choice and I did not find it hard to read either. Overall this was an excellent book and it is a fast-paced novel which I think everybody should read.


Book Reviewed by Abhay Katyal

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