A review by lilgranolabar32
Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer

emotional funny reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


While reading the book, i thought i ought to give it a five star rating, but now that i finished i see a few flaws. 
I didn't necessarily like the portrayal of the israelian destruction, it made me feel uneasy reading it (maybe that was the point) but for me it kind of destroyed the atmosphere of the book. 
It is remarkable how JSF can catch the feelings and spirit of a family on so many levels in his words. 
I particularly love the way the children are written. So relialistic, heartwarming/breaking and funny.

I think this book is worth a re-read in a few years.

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