Here I am has a special shine.
Long,insightful...the writing is brilliant.
The characters aren't particularly likeable , but they are recognizable,
The dialogue between the cousins was my favourite...the husband/wife relationship was a constant game of one-upmanship.
The kids were precocious and the words placed in their mouths stretched credulity.
Easy to see why it took Foer a decade to write this.
The last chapter was incredibly moving.