This was a sweet book and pretty sad. Because I had heard so much hype, I inevitably felt slightly let down. However, the language is beautiful and poignant. I found myself most moved by how very much Edward remained anchored to his brother. The end felt a little bit rushed to me. All in all, I recommend.
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Ann Napolitano's Dear Edward is a gorgeous, heartbreaking novel that pays tribute to love, recovery, and resilience. Told in alternating chapters, Dear Edward centers on Eddie, a twelve-year-old boy who is the only survivor of a plane crash that kills the other 191 passengers, including his parents and older brother. Half of the chapters detail the flight, hour by hour, focusing on a handful of people who epitomize the variety of humanity. ⬇️
191 passengers died in a plane crash, including Edward‘s family. Edward was the only survivor.
This is a tough read on many levels. How do you deal with loss at such a young age? Loss of loved ones is unfathomable, let alone dealing with it. What happens to your life? How do you move on? And the constant question of ‘Why me?‘
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ All the stars. Can you imagine being the sole survivor in a plane crash, losing your whole family and being under the microscope of the entire nation while trying to find joy in this new life ALL at the age of 12? This story broke my heart and pieced it back together again. So, so good. I‘m gonna be having my first book hangover of 2020 after this beautiful book.
This book is all over the place right now! Time to start it to get ready for book club next month at Barnes & Noble
I won this book at the Barnes & Noble bookclub tonight.
This book was wonderful. I loved how it did not only tell Edward's story but how it told stories from the other passengers. This book was so heartbreaking and had me crying. It has you thinking what if you lost everyone you loved the most would life be worth going on. Beautiful story!
#DearEdward is a heartbreaking but hopeful coming-of-age story of a young boy who is the sole survivor of a plane crash. His entire family and 180 other passengers perished in the crash. The book is inspired by a real event that occurred in 2010. Dear Edward will be on shelves January 7, 2020. https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/dear-edward
I devoured this book. I think it spoke to me because I found a kindred spirit in Edward. Both of us are trying to survive loss and figure out how to live. This book often made me quite emotional. Even without that connection, I found the book to be well-written. The characters are genuine, and I appreciated how the chapters jumped from present day to the time leading to the crash. It all worked in a poignant way. My current #BOTM
This was probably one of the more wholesome reads I‘ve come across. It‘s a coming of age story, and could honestly maybe have been a good YA. Edward has PTSD, the story is told in flashbacks similar to what PTSD feels like. One minute you‘re in the present, and the next you‘re reliving the trauma and the before. This was a good read, especially right before the holidays to serve as a reminder that love has no shape and you can find it anywhere.
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Oh. My. Gosh. If you‘re looking for a book to emotionally destroy you, this is the book for you. I got it as an early release with BOTM, and I read through it in a night because I just could not let Edward be alone. Read this and be prepared with a box of tissues.
#Unpopularopinion This book had SO much potential, but it didn't land (no pun intended) for me. Edward's story drew me in but I felt that it skipped time too quickly; the other storyline of the people on board the plane was alternated with Edward's story. This plotline felt weaker and made the overall book feel uneven in depth. ⭐⭐⭐.5 Still worth reading! Thanks to #netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #botm
I went from pick to so-so to pan to almost bailing but I was too close to the end, back to liking it, so I‘m averaging it out with a so-so. I‘m not sure if it‘s me, if the book suffers from following (besides a good graphic memoir), The Institute. There were good aspects, but I never fully connected with the characters. I apologize to @squirrelbrain who has had to deal with my reactions. I agree with her that there was a lack of emotional depth.
This book made me think of Cheryl‘s quote. Teenage Edward is the sole survivor of a large plane crash & the only one from his family of 4. The story follows in alternating chapters the lead up to the crash & the forward motion of Edward‘s life after it.
It is clear through a lot of the book that he is haunted by the ghost of the twin ship where his family is alive, esp his brother, but I truly loved Edward when he gave up the ghost & lived. 4⭐️
2019 Book 55: This book was sooooo good!! Edward is 12 when he is the sole survivor of a plane crash. He loses his entire family and has to live with his aunt and uncle. He finds a way to live with the hand he‘s been given and finds his purpose in doing good to others. I highly recommend this one! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This story is about Edward, a 12 year old boy who is the sole survivor of a major plane crash. What Napolitano weaves is a tale, one of remorse, love, forgiveness and so many elements that you can imagine.
For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/12/13/dear-edward-book-review/
A 12 year-old boy is the sole survivor of a plane crash; as he struggles with his new life, relatives of the victims start writing letters to him.
Whilst I really enjoyed this book I‘m not sure it quite lived up to the hype. I worried about reading it on the train, just in case but, whilst there was the odd tear-jerking moment it didn‘t have the emotional depth that I expected.
Still a recommended read though...
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4.5 stars. This was such a unique plot. You follow the life of a 12 year old boy who is the sole plane survivor, as he comes to terms with his new reality. The author did an amazing job getting the reader into the boy‘s head and empathizing with him. It‘s a heartbreaking, inspiring, lovely, and hopeful story.
Thank you #netgalley for an advanced reader‘s copy of #dearedward