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Jonathan Safran Foer's phrase, "heavy boots," becomes the focus of a class discussion of grief and sadness. During the reading of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, individuals place examples of their own experiences with these topics in a set of class boots. At the conclusion of the novel, a day is set aside for a heavy boots discussion. Detailed directions for the activity help prepare the class for a very high level of emotion.