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Nancy's Notes - March 8, 2012

“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer “Through My Eyes” by Tim Tebow with Nathan Whitaker “The Pregnancy Project” by Gaby Rodriguez

 Have you been to the theater lately? Last week’s movie was, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”. I really enjoyed the film and now the library has purchased the book. The story centers around nine-year-old Oscar Schell. His father was killed on 9/11 when he was attending a meeting in the World Trade Center. When Oscar finds a key left in his father’s closet he sets out on a quest to find the keys intended use. His mission takes him through five boroughs of New York where he touches the lives of many. In the end the answer to the mystery brings healing to the boy and his mother.
    Prior to the Super Bowl football fans and players alike were talking about “Tebowing”. If you don’t understand the phrase, it is the stance of Tim Tebow, NFL quaterback, as he prays before games. We now have Tebow’s biography, “Through My Eyes”. The biography gives details of his early years living in the Philippines, the son of Christian missionaries, up to and including his life as a Denver Bronco.
    Several of the television networks had news stories reporting on a teen-age girl who pretended to be pregnant. We now have the memoir by that young woman, “The Pregnancy Project”. Gaby Rodriguez was told by many that she would be a teen mom since mother and older sister had fallen into that category. She faked her pregnancy to see how she would be treated if she “lived down” to the expectations of others. Gabby’s memoirs also inspired a Lifetime movie on television.
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