Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Chapter 7 Summary and Analysis: Heavy Boots / Heavier Boots

Jonathan Safran Foer

Chapter 7 Summary and Analysis: Heavy Boots / Heavier Boots

Summary
This chapter opens with Oskar recounting his school's performance of Hamlet, which has been cut down significantly because "most of the kids in [his] class have ADD." Oskar is disappointed and embarrassed when his peers make fun of his grandmother who had been in the audience crying and laughing loudly.

Oskar goes to Coney Island to visit Abe Black, next on his list. Oskar takes his first-ever roller coaster ride on the Cyclone with Abe who had to work hard to convince him that it would be okay to go on the ride. Oskar never explains to Abe about the key or the envelope, but he does hitch a ride to the home of Ada Black. Ada knew nothing about the key...

(The entire section is 663 words.)