We All Fall Down : A Novel

We All Fall Down : A Novel

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A novel from one of the country's most prolific and popular YA authors, this book, set in New York City on September 11th, shows us how the experiences of that day profoundly changed one teen's life and relationships.

Today is September 10, 2001, and Will, a grade nine student, is spending the day at his father's workplace tomorrow. As part of a school assignment, all the students in his class will be going to their parents tomorrow, but Will isn't excited about it--he'd rather sleep in and do nothing with his friends. His father doesn't even have an exciting job like his best friend James's father who is a fireman. 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 Center in Manhattan. Will doesn't see his father very often because of the hours he puts in at the office. He doubts that his dad will bother making time for him tomorrow even when they are supposed to be spending the day together.

In this fast-paced and dramatic new novel by bestselling author Eric Walters, Will discovers a new side of his father during an event that continues to affect the world. As Will's new teacher says, tomorrow "might be an experience that changes your entire life."
ISBN: 9780385661928
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Aug 18, 2015

This novel was surprisingly touching. It not only described what happened during the event, but offered a glimpse as to how it changed people's lives and the reaction it had on the people who were effected. It was a fast read thanks to it's vividness and suspense. I recommend this to anyone who's looking for a thrilling and dramatic book-- while wanting to look deeper into the events of 9/11. Teens will especially relate to the emotions felt by the characters in the story.

Aug 09, 2015

Excellent story, really recommend this book .

May 19, 2015

good book

May 01, 2015

this book iz amazin peeple wha doo u thinck? iz good, rite?awsomoe. :)

Dec 15, 2014

I've read this book to my kids twice and I felt like I learned something each time. It explains how the towers were built for safety but no one ever imagined a full-sized jet would crash into them. I like how the father makes calculated decisions every step of the way. Nice short chapters for reading out loud.

Aug 01, 2014

This book showed another side of the horrific accident of 9/11 I don't usually read emotional books but this one was one I don't mind making an exception for a must read

Sep 18, 2013

my teacher reads it to us 1 time in a week and even though we arent finished, yet im so excited to know what happens!!!!!

Jun 14, 2013

this was such a great book, my teacher did a read aloud with my class and we are only in grade six.!! It was so emotional and made me want to cry at some parts. they should make a movie of it.~!!!!

Feb 20, 2013

i loved the way walters dramatized it and made it come so alive!!!!!!!!

so motivational and inspirational!!!!! recommended to all ages!!!!

Nov 04, 2012

it was a great book/I love it my teacher read this book to us in class and everybody loved it recomended book for people to read I could read it over and over beause the excitement never stops I loved it eric walters did a great job explaing it. my favourite charecter in it was ting.I liked ting because she survived the desk fall on her. she was very brave to keep on moving when the plane had crashed over her.I have always wanderd about the twin towers and how they fell.bbbbbbbbbbbbbbeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssssssssttttttttttttttt bbbbbbbbbbboooooooooookkkkkkkkkkkk eeeeeeeeevvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr poptarts

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Jul 22, 2011

the summary about this is book is a grade 9 student named will who went to his fathers work place, his father works in the south side of the twin towers and a plane comes and hits both of the twin towers, his father works in the international trading company and has to wake 6:00 in the morning to head to work, will will survive walking down the stairs to the bottom or will they not?

Cam't tell ending read the book to find out this is a great book.


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