BUT.Since we had a very long drive over the weekend to TN, I had a great opportunity to finish the book I started last fall.
I realize that the movie is already out, and you might be dismissing this review; I will always recommend you READ THE BOOK. It was so compelling. And so stinking sad. I am a sucker for all things melancholy, but this book was even a bit blue for me.
It is about a little boy who lost his father in 9/11. He is on an adventure to find a lock for a key he found in his father's possessions after he died. The really heart-wrenching part is looking back to the history of the family: the grandmother and grandfather. I don't know how the producer/director of this movie will show the raw emotions of these people. The chapters where these two take first person are the ones I bawled my eyes out. The book was well-written; the characters were quirky; the plot was well-developed. Until the end. I won't ruin it, but endings typically disappoint me, so still read it. I'll go see the movie and compare :)