Friday, September 7, 2012

We All Fall Down

We All Fall Down
Red Maple Award Winner
Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award
Genre: Historical Fiction--novel
Suggested age:  12+
Author: Eric Walters
ISBN: 9780385661928
Publisher:  Doubleday Canada

September 11, 2001.  New York City.  Will Fuller accompanies his father to work in the World Trade Center, South tower.  Within hours his whole world changes when terrorists crash planes into the buildings where his father and thousands others work. 

This event not only changed the course of American history, countries world-wide felt the ripple.  Bound together by the horror and violence of this event people of all ages were glued to their television sets to seek understanding of the what, how, and most importantly, why of the attacks.  Walters weaves fiction seamlessly into a historical event to shed light on a survivor’s experience of the day.  This book has been described by others as, “dramatic, gripping, and moving”, and I couldn’t agree more.  This book has an equally moving sequel, United We Stand.  

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