Book: We All Fall Down

Author: Eric Walters

Rating: 3.5/5

We All Fall Down-Eric Walters

Imagine this, you are going to work with your father for, “Take your Kid to Work Day”. When all of a sudden, you are in the middle of a terrorist attack. The boy Will in the book is in the ninth grade and is uneasy about going to his father's job at the World Trade Center because he thinks it will be very boring. Little does he know what is in store for form him that day at the office... he will never forget it. They will have to do everything in their power to make sure they get out alive and to make sure both of them make it out (not just one of them).

Social/Historical context:

The book takes place on the date September 11th, 2001. Many of you will be quite familiar with that date and the events that follow it. The moral of the story is to seize the day and make sure to spend time with your family. This is because you never know when something bad could happen and you could leave your family forever. The bond Will and his dad have is, unbreakable when Will’s dad tells him to go down the tower without him, Will refuses and stays with his dad no matter what.

Writing Style:

Writing Style in this book is very engaging. The language is very alive and presents with great power. The author would use short lines of description or speech which would jolt the reader’s attention. The book was in first person for the most part. You could read about Will’s thoughts and worries before going to his father’s job. And in the action parts that took place in the middle and end it is first from his dad and Will’s point of view at certain times. That is effective because you are able to read and feel what he is feeling. The language was advanced but not to a degree in which I couldn’t understand it. It was a very easy read and “feel good” story for my peers.

My Thoughts:

Personally I enjoyed the book. I thought it was slow at the beginning which got me bored, but in the heat of the book it was a very good read. I was engaged and wanted to know what was going to happen next at all times. It’s a strong topic that almost all people will know about. But with it being a strong topic I wouldn’t recommend it for a younger age, because it has a dark feeling. You do not know what will happen which also makes it a quite superb read. Overall I would say you should be 12+ to read the book and be able to grasp the concept. I gave this book a 3.5/5, because the start was long and parts of it were boring. But other than that it was a great read and would recommend it strongly to anyone looking for a quick but very interesting read.

Book Reviewed By Garrett Hunrer

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