Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Response
I agree with what Dan said in the last class about the book moving quickly in the second half. As things start coming together, the book gets much more intense. Even though the book does not have a lot of physical action, it is a roller coaster ride emotionally.
The ending is very intense emotionally, and the author was really able to make the reader feel this. It was very exciting how everything started coming together at the end, and I kept hoping that Oskar would figure out that the renter was his grandfather. I also wondered what was in that lock box, even though it was Oskar's journey that mattered, rather than the end result.