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We All Fall Down

(We All Fall Down #1)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  2,793 ratings  ·  212 reviews
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 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 ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 7th 2006 by Doubleday Canada
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We All Fall Down by Eric Walters is a tale of struggle in a fictional version of a real event.

Warning: Spoilers below.

Eric Walters came to my elementary school (yeah, I feel old, I read this YEARS ago initially) and brought a giant amount of his books. I ended up reading quite a bit by him and I wish I could find more because I remember loving him. The worst part about this book for me (back in the day of course) was one of my bullies in school did a book review on it as well and used his book r
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Rebecca McNutt
Damn, this was extremely depressing, but it was definitely worth every page. A story of family, disaster and the futility of terrorism, We All Fall Down is absolutely incredible.
Emme Lee
Sep 22, 2011 rated it liked it
"We All Fall Down" is a novel written by Eric Walters. The plot is based on the event, 911. Will, the protagonist, is visiting his Dad's workplace as part of a school assignment. His Dad works in the south tower in the World Trade Center in New York. During Will's visit to his Dad's office, the tragic event of 911 is re-illustrated. As readers, we follow Will and his Dad's journey as they try to escape the tower. As Will's teacher says the day before "tomorrow might be an experience that changes ...more
Brina
Jul 28, 2011 rated it it was ok
New York, der 11. September 2001: Für Will könnte es momentan nicht schlimmer sein: Das neue Schuljahr hat gerade begonnen und direkt zu Beginn muss er einen Tag lang für ein Schulprojekt seinen Vater bei der Arbeit begleiten. Da das Verhältnis zu seinem Vater eher schlecht als recht ist, stellt sich Will auf einen schlimmen Tag ein.
Das sich dieser Gedanke derartig bewahrheitet, konnte jedoch niemand ahnen, denn das World Trade Center, in dem sein Vater arbeitet, wird von Terroristen angegriffen
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Taylor
Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Historical Fiction/Young Adult Fans
Shelves: 5-stars
"This wasn't just any place. We were in New York City. In the heart of New York City, the center of the country... heck, the center of the universe. And here we were just a short subway ride away from the very heart of the heart... where my father's office was... the World Trade Center."
(Page 46, iBooks)


I've always been interested in learning about the events that occured on 9/11, so when I discovered this book and realized it was made for young-adults and was a historical fiction, I put it on t
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Ashley
HOLLY SHIT!! THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!!

one of my favorite books I ever read in my entire LIFE!!!!

like its such a page-turning book! I was glued to it!!

So basiclly its about a boy who goes to work with his father(it was a take you kid to work day). His dad works in the Trade Center in New York. So that day when he takes his kid to work a plane crashes into to north tower and since the dad is the boss of the place he has to get everyone out of the south tower( its a rule). then the tower that the boy
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Carie
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fifteen years later it's still extremely difficult for me to read about 9/11. Eric Walter's novel recreates that horrible day through the eyes of a teenage boy who goes to work with his father in the South Tower on the day of the attack. The story spares many horrible details, but does mention the fact that people jumped from the buildings to escape a death by fire. A few mild cuss words, but still appropriate I think for my 5th-6th graders who are mature enough to read about the 9/11 experience ...more
Eli
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Arini
Apr 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: required-reading
i read this for my children's literature assignment. i liked it. it 's short but really well developed. this book is a fictional version of a real event, the 9/11. this is a serious book. as i was reading, i realized the danger and panic that people who are trapped in the building must have felt at the time of the incident. i like that this book didn't judge or put blame the act of terrorism on muslims in general because not all muslims are extremists who have twisted mind and faith. i like that ...more
Eve LeBlanc
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read this book at school, and it is beautifully written.
5AJ B
Dec 04, 2017 rated it liked it
It was really good I liked how the author really brung out the action parts of the book.
UV
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
this is a great book
Anne
First book in a duology.
September, 2001. Will and his best friend James have just started another year in their NYC high school where they will soon be spending a day on the job somewhere learning about different career opportunities. James is going with his dad, a firefighter; Will is going with his dad who works for an international finance company in the World Trade Center. It just happens to be Sept. 11, 2001 so Will is in the WTC when the planes hit. He and his dad try to find a way safely
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M.T
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really good book I recommend
Shari
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Brought back so many memories of that awful day; however it also reminded me how many people rushed in to help. A very emotional story that had me hugging my family and telling them I love them.
J
Aug 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
A while ago i choose to read this book for a book report, i choose it because I had always wanted to read it and thought it would be the perfect book. For the book report I had to write an oral report, today i found my oral report and thought I'd post a sample of it here, I must admit it was definitely not my best work, but this book was Eric Walters best work. So here it is:

"I find that Eric Walters has a very interesting writing style. I find his writing style attracts readers and when you're
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Matthew Whitelaw
Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A novel from one of the country’s most prolific and popular YA authors, this book, set in New York City on September 11th, shows us how the experiences of that day profoundly changed one teen’s life and relationships.

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 their parents tomorrow, but Will isn’t excited about it–he’d rather sleep in and do not
...more
Blackraven
Jun 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The events starts at 10th September 2001. Will isn't happy to have with his father. He doesn't have the best relationship with him. From his point of view it would be better if he's at home. The following day will change his sight of his father. They start the following day at the tram with hundreds of people. Will is seeing how his father works and where he works. He leads his son through the World Trade Center, where thousands of people were working. He shows it to him and the spirit that is i ...more
Cynthia Hill
Oct 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
My daughter brought this book, and it's sequel, "United We Stand" home after reading part of them at school. She was only five months old on 9/11, and she and her friends are at the age now where they're trying to wrap their heads around what happened. Some of her friends weren't even born yet. There is a LOT of detail in this book, about what it must have been like in the towers while people were trying to evacuate. As someone who lived through those days (albeit watching on television for days ...more
Sydney
Oct 19, 2011 rated it liked it
i liked the way the suspence build up but the ending didnt close my attencion about james father. i still dont know what happend to him did he die or did he survive.also this book did not grab my attenition because i dont think i am interested in this topic . i dont think i would read the second book because i am not interested in this topic.i think eric walters is a good author because of the way he makes you feel like your there in the tower with will and his father.if this story was writen by ...more
Sabrina
Apr 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
We all know what the 9/11 is. And we all know the story about why it happened from the perspective of viewers. But no one really knows what the people INSIDE the towers thought. Well thanks to Eric Walters, readers now know a different side of the story. When a young boy goes to his father's work at the twin towers he choose the wrong day to come. Disaster strikes and the two have to find a way to survive.
Thea
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013
This book would have gotten a much better review if the writing wasn't so terrible. This book was way more middle grade than a young adult. The frequent use of exclamation points was both tedious and oh so annoying. It made it cheesy too, coupled with the cheesy plot. The plot itself was nothing special, I've heard it before. Nothing remarkable really happened. Overall, it was a bit less than average.
Taylor Groom
Oct 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
My book is called we all fall down and it is about a student in grade nine named Will and school just stared school and it was bring our kid to work day. he did wont to goto his dad work because he thought it would be boring because his dad worked at the World Trade center. On September 11 2001 they went to the twine tower and at 8:49 one plane hit and at 9:03 the second hit i put it in the genera of historical fiction
Jenn
Sep 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This was one of the first books I had read that was based on the attacks on 9/11. I watched most of the TV coverage of 9/11 as I didn't work until 130PM that day and it has always left me stunned and appalled.

This teen book was excellently written and had me crying over the images all over again. Since I read this one, I have searched out more by this wonderfully touching teen author.
Hilary
Oct 19, 2011 rated it liked it
This book was very boring in the begining. I found Will's thoughts abot his dad got annoying after awhile. I really liked how Eric Waters described the way Will felt and the book was very descriptive. I wish as Will , his dad and ting were trying to get out of the building that it wasnt so easy for them. It was a pretty good book but i was bored until about the fifth chapter
Erika
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-and-youth, 2015
Wow. I will never forget watching the second plane hit the south tower on 9/11. Any books that have mentioned it that I have read have made me think, "too soon." But this book is different. Told by Will, this is his story about escaping from the south tower with his father after it was hit. A page turner that honours the bravery of the people who helped others during this tragic event.
Laurie Hutchison
Nov 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
A day I will never forget. Amazing story to put it into perspective of those few people who were able to escape the building before it collapsed. I enjoyed the relationship rebuilding between a father and son.
Thomas
Nov 25, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great reanactment of 9/11. And a great story of finding the best and people and never giving up
Courtney
Sep 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
absolutely amazing
Brandon
Feb 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was a very good read for people that are interested on the topic of 9/11. Al tho.... people need to remember what this book is about and not how action packed or boring it was.
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Eric was born in Toronto in 1957, which makes him "real old". But, as Eric says, "Just because I have to grow old doesn't mean that I have to grow up!" In his many roles as parent, teacher, social worker, youth sports coach and writer he is in constant contact with children and young adults. He draws from these experiences and feels that this helps him to capture the realistic interaction between ...more

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