Okar Shell Summary

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Summary: Oksar Schell is not your average nine-year-old. He is a jeweler, inventor, and budding French speaker and admirer who also enjoys karate lessons, playing roles in his school’s Shakespearean productions, and solving riddles with his father, Thomas Schell. He loves having his father tuck him into bed every night and tell him the most captivating and unexpected stories. But when 9/11 strikes New York City’s very own World Trade Center, those days of having his father by his side and solving the most exciting expeditions together are over. The tragedy of his father’s death hit him as painfully and hard as a massive pile of bricks. After a year had passed since his father’s death, Oskar would pay visits to his father’s closet.…show more content…
The author included an immense amount of creativity in his compilation of words such as, “There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him. So I buried them, and let them hurt me” and “The secret was a hole in the middle of me that everything happy fell into.” The way he binds words together makes the book richer, extremely loud in the sense of sentiments (no pun intended), and more vivid. Reading sentences such as these made me feel every single emotion each character felt. Writing in a unique way that intrigues the reader and makes them highly emotional requires great skill. The character of Oskar Schell was exceptionally believable. The way the author adequately describes him makes it more captivating. The reader is really able to learn as much as there is to know about Oskar. Personally, I find Oskar Schell to be a character I highly relate to. I have experienced times of grief, as I’m sure many of us have, and have had hard times trying to deal with them. The fact that this character is so relatable to myself makes it that much more of an enjoyment and thrill to read. The reader feels as if they are along for the ride on this ever-changing rollercoaster of
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