Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publisher: Little, Brown BFYR
Release Date: July 2016
Place on Hold
Deja is a ten year old girl living in Brooklynn, New York with her family. They live at Avalon residence, a homeless shelter because they’ve been evicted from their apartment. When Deja starts at her new school, she’s very standoffish and mean. She meets Ben and Sabeen and eventually, the three become friends. When their teacher says they’re going to learn a new curriculum that will connect everything to the missing two towers, everything changes.
I really loved this book. I would definitely share it with my friends or anyone who asked me for a good book to read. I liked the writing style a lot. It was kind of simple, but the plot was amazing. I thought the characters were well developed. I wish they would’ve touched more on how Sabeen felt about the 9/11 attacks. I was really hoping that they would come back to how she felt about the attacks and how it affected her and her family. I liked Towers Falling because it was about the 9/11 attacks and how people tried to push the attacks out of their minds. I also liked the fact that it deals with kids who were born after the attacks. They didn’t think that it mattered, because it happened ages ago, but it affects everyone all over the world every day. Americans upped their security and decided to go after the terrorists, parts of the middle east decided to become radicals because of the United States’ attempts to kill the terrorists, and everyone all over the world tried to put it behind them. I’ve never read book like this before. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It only took me about a day to read Towers Falling, and I couldn’t put it down. Overall, I really loved Towers Falling and I really recommend it to everyone who wants a new book to read. I would give this book a 10/10 on a scale of 0-10.