Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 2nd
The story is still really sad, yet, like Dusty said in class, the boy's journey brings a sense of closure to himself, as well as the many people he meets on his journey. The obvious symbol is from the digging up the Dad's grave. Another note I found interesting is how Oskar mentions you should go to a psychologist if you aren't sad when your father dies. Yet, in several instances, Oskar holds his emotions in. This idea of letting emotions free is really important throughout the novel I think.