368 pgs, 5 stars
ABOUT THE BOOK: Read my full post on Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close here.
ABOUT THE OUTFIT: All you want for Christmas this year is your dad. But since he can’t be there in body, you will have to fill out this “My Dad” book with the memories you have of him, which can bring him back to life at least in your mind.
Stuff this book in your backpack so that you can carry it with you always. As you treck across the city following the clues your father left behind, your backpack will hold all of the essentials like a map and the addresses of all the Blacks in New York. The key that started your quest hangs on a chain around your neck. Someday you will find out what it opens.
Pair these comfy jeans with an equally comfy Holiday sweater. Its bright red color reminds you of more festive days when you asked Santa for toy trucks of the same color.
Grandma is your favorite person in the world and you are hers. After your dad dies, she writes you letters that she hopes you’ll read someday in the future, so you can understand your family history better. This bracelet is made of old typwriter letters, which is what she uses to write to you when her hand cramps up.
This fur lined parka will keep the snow off of you while you’re knocking on strangers’ doors. Pull on these brown leather boots to keep you warm and dry, and hopefully they won’t ever get too heavy.