Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer I have many thoughts about this book and I'm having a hard time gathering them to write them down. This book was different from what I thought it was going to be, different in both bad and good ways, but the good outweighed the bad by a lot.The good:-I loved Oskar's journey to find the lock that matches the key to bring himself closer to his father.-The interaction between Oskar and his father, in Oskar's memories, was heartwarming to me.-Oskar is unique and smart for his age but there are still times where you can see his naivety reminding us that he is just a boy.The bad:-The photos were a little distracting from the story. For me I liked imagining some of the images in my mind as I read, I didn't really need to see them on the pages.-At certain parts of the book I was confused as to whose point of view I was reading. (As I read more in the book it became clearer and easier to understand)-I found myself much more interested in Oskar's journey than the backstory about his grandparents. I felt more connected to Oskar.I would recommend this book to friends and family. This book just seems like something to especially share with family.