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That Day In September: Artie Van Why

Thursday, July 7, 2011
We all have our stories to tell of where we were the morning of September 11, 2001. This is one of them. In "That Day In September" Artie Van Why gives an eyewitness account of that fateful morning. From the moment he heard "a loud boom" in his office across from the World Trade Center, to stepping out onto the street, Artie vividly transports the reader back to the day that changed our lives and our country forever. "That Day In September" takes you beyond the events of that morning. By sharing his thoughts, fears, and hopes, Artie expresses what it was like to be in New York City in the weeks and months following. The reader comes away from "That Day In September" with not only a more intimate understanding of the events of that day, but also with a personal glimpse of how one person's life was dramatically changed forever.

Good Reads Summary

It would be impossible to forget your exact location on September 11th.   This novel details the author's survival on that day and why he was in the area.  The reader will enjoy reading about the author's background and personal feelings leading up to that fateful day.  He was in an office right across the street from the World Trade Center.  The reader delves into Artie's mind as he processes the events occurring right outside his office.  The scene is tangible, the reader will feel the chaos and the fear.  The author describes the scene vividly, like "stepping into a snowstorm."  He describes how he felt and the horror of watching people jump from the building, legs and arms flailing.  The author enables the reader to truly feel the high adrenaline and emotion-packed day of September 11, a day that is to be remembered in the hearts of every American.  The author reveals his wish that this day live on in remembrance of those brave people who were killed that day.  The novel is Artie's way of dealing with the pain of the situation.  This novel is recommended for teens/young adults/adults.  

4 stars