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We All Fall Down

Eric Walters' young adult novel explores how the events of September 11th changed one teen’s life and relationships.

Eric Walters

Today is September 10, 2001 and Will, a grade nine student, is spending the day at his father's workplace tomorrow. As part of a school assignment, all the students in his class will be going to work with their parents tomorrow, but Will isn't excited about it — he'd rather sleep in and do nothing with his friends. His father doesn't even have an exciting job like his best friend James' father who is a fireman. Will's dad works for an international trading company and has to wake up early every morning to commute to his office on the eighty-fifth floor in the south building of the World Trade Center in Manhattan. Will doesn't see his father very often because of the hours he puts in at the office. He doubts that his dad will bother making time for him tomorrow even when they are supposed to be spending the day together.

In this fast-paced and dramatic novel by author Eric Walters, Will discovers a new side of his father during an event that continues to affect the world. As Will's new teacher says, tomorrow "might be an experience that changes your entire life." (From PRH Canada Young Readers)