Let's Roll! Book Summary and Study Guide

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Lisa Beamer, the wife of Flight 93 hero Todd Beamer, helped author this book about the courage of her husband Todd and the other passengers of Flight 93 who brought the plane down in a Pennyslvania field rather than let it be used as a terrorist weapon on 9/11/01.
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Lisa gives the reader a thorough background of Todd, his family, and the way he was raised, along with her own background. We find out what their childhoods were like, how they met in college at Wheaton, and the kind of relationship they had as newlyweds and starting their family. They lived the American dream as a devout Christian couple while Todd worked his way up the corporate ladder at Oracle.

Lisa talks about the moment she knew her husband would never be coming home and how she found the strength to carry on. She talks about the friends and family who helped her get through the first days and the media frenzy that soon followed.

The review of this Book prepared by Joan K. Smith

Let's Roll is a heartwarming book that tells the story of Todd Beamer's life. He is known for how he prevented deaths by taking down United Flight 93 with a few others. Written by his wife Lisa, tells the struggles their family had to go through after his death, what led up to him taking the flight. It also tells the romantic story of how they got together. Most of September 11th was focused on the World Trade Centers.
The review of this Book prepared by Sara Mahan

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Plot & Themes

Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+ Disaster Story    -   Yes Kind of disaster    -   plane crash Loss of loved one?    -   Yes Which loved one?    -   Husband/boyfriend/squeeze

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker    -   business executive Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes Air?    -   Yes Air:    -   passenger plane City?    -   Yes City:    -   Chicago Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   encouraged    -   spiritual Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A ton 16-20 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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