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Dear Edward
Dear Edward | Ann Napolitano
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erickahhh
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Mehso-so

This book has a slow build and devoted to character development during the first half of the book. Though the majority of the book is Edward adjusting to life, the last 30% of the book redeem it!

The author did extensive research on plane crashes, which I appreciated. I wish the research also extended to other areas the book discusses, like first responders and emergency intervention.

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Sully1
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Quick read but emotional. I enjoyed the relationships between characters!

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Jess861
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Mehso-so

A story about a 12 year old boy who survives a plane crash and his journey throughout his teenage years as he learns to deal with his emotions. The book goes back and forth between the boy's story and the stories behind some of the characters in the crash. This book was ok but I didn't love it. The writing didn't draw me into the emotions I was expecting and I just didn't connect with the characters.

#Family #Fiction #Teenager #Emotions

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AmyK1
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This was so sad but beautifully written. Twelve year old Edward is the only survivor of a plane crash that kills 191 people, including his parents and brother. He finds healing through his friendship with Shay, the girl next door, and letters written to him by family and friends of those killed in the crash.

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suvata
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This chart should tell me what my favorite book read in 2022 will be. We‘ll see …
#bookstagram #modernmrsdarcybookclub #BestBookIn2022
Thanks to @chasjjlee for designing the template.

Hooked_on_books Clever! 3mo
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suvata
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MyNamesParadise
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I really enjoyed the sections of the book dealing with Edward and his journey. The sections dealing with the flight before the crash were a hit or miss for me. I wasn‘t as invested in those characters. It would‘ve been fine for it to all be Edward‘s story. I really enjoyed Shay‘s character. I would read more from this author!

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suvata
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Dear Edward is the story of a 12-year-old boy who is the lone survivor of a plane crash that kills 191 others, including his family. As Edward struggles to cope with the tragedy, letters from others affected by the crash spark a journey of healing and self-discovery. The novel is fiction but inspired by true events. The book is written in two timelines: Edward‘s life after the crash is interspersed with flashbacks to the hours before the tragedy.

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Jess861
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Curling up in bed to a book (finally). We've had a chaotic few weeks which have left no time for reading but finally it's calmed down a bit. I'm enjoying the book so far but not quite loving it. Though I'm not very far in yet.

#CurrentlyReading #ColdNights #WinterReading

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Kleblanc
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My favorite place to read 📚

BarbaraBB I can imagine 😍 5mo
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Kleblanc
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Hammock reading at one of my favorite nature preserves 😍

ozma.of.oz Oh that looks lovely! 5mo
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Kempfme
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This is an interesting story about a teenager who is the only survivor of his family to live after a plane crash. It shows how he is trying to live in the after of a horrible experience. He learns just how lucky he is through letters from loved ones of the victims of his crash. I totally recommend this read.

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Kshakal
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Eggs Well done 🥳📚👏🏻 8mo
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LeslieO
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“Newark Airport is shiny from a recent renovation.”

My second plane catastrophe book in a row. (1st was Hostage) Good thing I have no plans to fly anytime soon!
#FirstLineFriday

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Lesliereadsalot
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What happens when one child survives a plane crash? A touching story that will have you rooting for this kid.

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Maya.McClan
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Mehso-so

The premise sounded good. A 12 year old boy is the only plane crash survivor and loses his whole family. What he went through afterwards emotionally and physically was not sugar coated. It felt very real portrayl of recovery. The chapters went back and forth between present day and the plane and the characters on the plane. It got really boring with conversations and scenarios and Honestly I just didn‘t really care how it turned out. #botm

Jennaree3 I completely agree. Was a dud for me, too. 10mo
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BarbaraBB
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#BookReport 23/20

Two books this week. That‘s one more than last week and yet… Both didn‘t do much for me and I am getting impatient to get to a book that really grabs me and makes me want to keep reading!

TrishB Hate when that happens 😞 hope you find the book soon. 11mo
MicheleinPhilly Such a frustrating feeling. 🤞🏼you find the right book soon. 11mo
youneverarrived Hope you find the right book for you soon! 💕 11mo
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Cinfhen What are you craving?? Literary fiction? Thriller? Family drama?? I‘m trying to think what I could suggest... 11mo
Megabooks Ugh! I‘m sorry, Barbara! 💕 11mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I have no idea. I have read a lot of contemporary fiction. Upper class white Americans in places like NYC having white upperclass problems. Recognizable but maybe a bit repetitive too. I have my hopes set on the #CampToB books. Maybe I should return to my old love, the classics 🤷🏻‍♀️😘 11mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB @MicheleinPhilly So frustrating! And I am such an impatient person. I now want a book that grabs me from the first page. That is rather unrealistic I know… 11mo
BarbaraBB @youneverarrived @Megabooks Thank you, it will pass, I know. It‘s just that I am so impatient. Any suggestions?! 😘 11mo
Megabooks I‘m an impatient one too when I‘m in a slump! I know (as do you) that it‘s not the end of the world, but it‘s not fun either. 👎🏻 It always helps me to do a reread or read a short story collection. Maybe going to a favorite book, author, or genre? Or pick a fast-paced book? That book that @cinfhen sent you, The Push, is super fast-paced. 11mo
Cinfhen Oh yeah @Megabooks that was a good one - although it took me a few chapters to get hooked 11mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks Thanks so much. I need something fast-paced indeed. I am reading Want now, that you sent me, and enjoying it a lot. But even that one is not fast-paced enough. I was thinking of a graphic novel or one by a favorite author indeed. 11mo
Megabooks Yes, Want was on the fast side of medium paced for me. The good thing is that it is only about 200 pages so that makes it quick as well. A favorite author works for me too. I often turn to Maggie O‘Farrell‘s memoir when I‘m stuck, but I‘m definitely more into nonfiction than you are. It‘s too bad you don‘t have hoopla in the Netherlands because that‘s given me access to so many graphic novels. (Tagging Maggie‘s memoir.) 11mo
Megabooks I‘ve enjoyed the graphic adaptations of both Kindred and The Handmaid‘s Tale, if either of those are books you‘ve enjoyed. 👍🏻 11mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks O‘Farrell is a favorite of mine too. She‘d be a good choice indeed but I don‘t have any unread books by her on my shelves. Her memoir was fascinating indeed! I think I‘ll go for another favorite, which you will approve 11mo
youneverarrived I‘ve just started reading Girl A and it‘s really gripping. It‘s not super fast paced but keeps you wanting to read on 11mo
BarbaraBB @youneverarrived Thanks, I don‘t know it but will check it out 🤍 11mo
Megabooks That is a fantastic memoir indeed! I put off reading it because I DNFed her very popular short story collection, but I enjoyed the memoir when I read it in January. 👍🏻 11mo
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BarbaraBB
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An okay read about a 13 year old boy who is the only survivor of a plane crash. The book is a bit too YA to my taste but it suited my bit-of-a-reading-slump. It‘s easy to read and the emotions were oddly satisfying. #Doublespin

ShyBookOwl YA always helps me out if a slump. Something about the fast pace and wild stakes lol 12mo
BarbaraBB @ShyBookOwl Exactly and I think it did the job! 12mo
squirrelbrain Great review - my thoughts entirely! 12mo
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vivastory Hope you've defeated your slump! 12mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory I hope so too. So many good ones waiting for me! 12mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 12mo
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BarbaraBB
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#WeeklyForecast 22/21

Let‘s see what this week brings. I have chosen this one but am nog sure what I‘m in the mood for. I definitely hope to make a start with Detransition, Baby for #CampToB!

Cinfhen Im curious what you‘ll make of Dear Edward, it was just ok for me 12mo
squirrelbrain Just OK for me too @Cinfhen.... don‘t let us put you off though Barbara! 🤪 12mo
Cinfhen 🙈🙊 @squirrelbrain hopefully Barbara feels differently 💕 12mo
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BarbaraBB Oh my... 🤞🏽@squirrelbrain @Cinfhen 😘 12mo
TrishB I enjoyed this one 🤷‍♀️ can‘t wait to see what you think of Detransition 12mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB Fingers crossed for both after the mixed reviews among my peers 😉 12mo
Megabooks Two great books there: Detransition and 12mo
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Karmapen
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This book was easy to read but not good. It was trying to do way too many things, and I don‘t know why it kept going back to why the plane crashed when there wasn‘t even a big reveal about what happened? Plus, I always bristle when an author sprinkles in italicized Spanish dialogue for absolutely no reason. Like, what was the point?

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peanutnine
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Day 10 #MayCharacters
Prompt: Mourns

Edward is the only survivor of a plane crash and has to find a way to mourn his family and the other passengers as he comes to terms with his own survival.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Another great choice😥 12mo
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LauraC1
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Other than absolutely terrifying an already nervous flier I honestly couldn‘t fault this book. And hey it‘s a pandemic where would I be going anyway? I loved how it flicked from the flight and it‘s passengers stories back to Edward post accident and how he coped in the months and years after the tragedy. It was such a gripping read and I really rooted not just for Edward but all the more minor characters too.

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JillR
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Twelve year old Edward is the sole survivor of a plane crash, in which he loses his whole family. Alternating between the plane journey and the aftermath this should be an incredibly sad story, but I didn‘t feel that. Rather it was gentle and kind, and really quite lovely.

Cathythoughts Nice review! I have this one on my kindle 👍🏻 13mo
TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 13mo
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jpetrillivm
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I enjoyed this novel! Interesting writing style the way chapters alternated character development from before vs after plane crash. I found myself thinking of Edward a lot while reading this.

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Yahui07
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Mehso-so

This may be an unpopular opinion.

But really, this is a so-so book to me.

EmilyM I agree...I was underwhelmed. 13mo
Yahui07 @EmilyM 😊😊 13mo
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Mrs.C
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A heartbreaking story of loss and living. Edward is the sole survivor of an unlikely plane crash. He is struggling with his survival and learning how to continue living. 4⭐️

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SerenaCrawford
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Interesting 🧐 good read

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Mrs.C
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Got my second dose today! Taking the evening to relax and to make some headway in this book.

Darklunarose Glad you have got your second done:) 14mo
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Mrs.C
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Stayed at a super cute B&B this weekend and enjoy some R&R

Erinreadsthebooks That sounds lovely! And I really enjoyed that book 14mo
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Beccacraft
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This book follows a young boy (Edward) who is the sole survivor of a plane crash that kills 191 other people, including his family. It is so interesting in the way the story is told incrementally - jumping back and forth between present-day Edward and his forever grief journey; and a deeper look at passengers on the plane, their backgrounds, thoughts, and experiences as the plane flies and as it crashes. Beautiful character development throughout.

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Mrs.C
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I picked up a few books that I‘ve been wanting to read tonight. I‘m super excited to start reading them!

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BookDragonNotWorm
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Mehso-so

Well written, insightful, & at times, poignant. But if I'm being honest, I didn't really care. This was a good book, but I had to battle through it. The plot had me hooked - a plane crashes, only a young boy survives. I sympathized for the character, but I didn't like him. Some of his actions & reactions didn't ring true. I preferred the scenes without him because I felt the author did a better job of letting me know who those characters were.

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FantasyChick
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So....I finished off some books this weekend 🤓

This one I liked ok. The back and forth from Edward coping with the aftermath and the lives we see on the plane itself was interesting but admittedly a little dull at times. I think the good outweighed the bad here but there was a lot of dragging in the story for my taste. Definitely not one I would have picked myself!

#jumpstart2021 #bookspinbingo #joyousjanuary #slumpathon #NewYearWhoDis

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Q84
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Only one this week for #BookSpinBingo

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1y
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bodacioustchr
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Excellent. This was a wonderful story about a lone survivor of a plane crash. Eddie lost his parents and older brother in the crash. The story is told through past and current events. I loved the story.

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Q84
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Panpan

I didn't much care for this. It seemed to dry for me. Maybe it was the audiobook I listened to. 🤔 I'm not sure.

#popsugar21 About do-overs or fresh starts
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
Jennaree3 *spoiler alert**I‘m in the middle of this and thought the same thing. I understand what the author is trying to do...trying to make an emotional connection with the people on board and I‘m assuming there is going to be a crash but I haven‘t gotten there yet. I wonder if it would have been more powerful to have the crash first. Then, all of the little idiosyncrasies of the characters in the beginning would have been more relevant, and meaningful 1y
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Jgacreations
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What a wonderful book. Sad, yes, but you get so invested in the story and this boy. Def a good read.

EadieB Welcome to Litsy! 1y
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jessjess
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Currently reading Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano for the #popsugar21 challenge.

Prompt: a book about do-overs or fresh starts

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Jgacreations
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So far so good!

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 11mo
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dariazeoli
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I‘m posting one book per day from my ever-increasing TBR. No description. No explanation. Just books to read. Join the fun if you want.

Day 52.

#fromthetbrstacks

lynneamch Love her! She'll be the guest on Friends and Fiction on February 3 (YouTube). I've been a fan since 1y
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4thhouseontheleft
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First 5 ⭐️ read of 2021!

This story really punches you in the gut over and over again. Some GR reviewers felt Napolitano‘s writing is cold, I thought the matter of fact style was extremely powerful to the way this story is told.

The alternating chapters where you learn more about some of the other ✈️ passengers on the flight. 😭 Those were HARD for me to read. Glad I read it at a time when I don‘t have any upcoming plane travel!

TheAromaofBooks Great review!!! 1y
4thhouseontheleft @TheAromaofBooks Thanks! I didn't even mention Edward, because I ran out of space! Which I feel bad about, since he is the main character and his chapters were equally compelling! 1y
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Cinfhen Yay!!! Glad you found your first 5 star read 😍 1y
Kalalalatja Spinds really good! 1y
BarbaraBB Wow, encouraging! I ordered a copy weeks ago but am still waiting for it! 1y
TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Awesome! I have this on my shelf and now I want to read it! 1y
emmaturi I also enjoyed this one! 1y
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4thhouseontheleft
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Forgot to post my January #bookspin list!

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
BarbaraBB Great list! For what prompt will you read Dear Edward? 1y
4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB just posted my review! I used it for the do-overs or fresh start prompt. The Pop GR group is actually reading it this month for their book club selection (complete coincidence, noticed it last night when I was logging it on GR!) for the same prompt. (edited) 1y
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jdiehr
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I loved this one ❤

Edward is the sole survivor of a plane crash that took 191 lives including the lives of his mom, dad, and brother. He is 12 years old at the time of the crash.

Edward moves in with his aunt and uncle and eventually discovers duffel bags full of letters from family members who lost loved ones on the flight - hence the title "Dear Edward."

I loved the love Edward has for his brother. I love his friendship with Shay. Great book

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4thhouseontheleft
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1. All the library 📚 I currently have checked out!
2. No looking back in 2020, there is only looking forward. No regrets!

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView I have not been to the library for a physical book since March. I have used Libby. I miss the library! 1y
4thhouseontheleft @TheSpineView I only pop in to pick up holds. They are waving due dates and fines still, which means I have a very healthy stack 🤣. I can‘t wait for the study rooms to reopen, I really miss using the library as a work spot. 1y
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Loveforlit2
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There‘s books that sit with you and make it really difficult to pick up another and go on another journey with different characters. This is one of them. A difficult and emotionally draining read but so worth it

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Howseldomtheydo
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#12booksof2020 Merry Christmas

MsMelissa How pretty! Merry Christmas 🎄 1y
Nute Sooo beautiful! Merry Christmas, Ms. Ann!💚 1y
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Bookzombie Merry Christmas! 🎄 1y
tracey38 Merry Christmas 1y
CarolynM Merry Christmas 🎄 1y
Andrew65 Sounds good. Merry Christmas 🎄🎅🎄🎅🎄🎅 1y
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Lovesbooks87
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Listening to an audiobook as I wait for the post office!

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LaraReads
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Finished my first book for December #bookspin tonight. I really enjoyed it! I alternated between audiobook & reading, and I definitely enjoyed the narration as well. There are multiple viewpoints & it alternates between the hours before the crash and several years after. I found that bothersome at first, because there are a lot of characters introduced. It comes together in the end, even if I much preferred the moments with Edward & Shay overall.

Thousand-Lives Love this photo! What a gorgeous Christmas tree! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Great review & I love your festive living room!!! 1y
kspenmoll Beautiful tree; beautiful room! 1y
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Bevita
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Compelling story of a boy who is the sole survivor of a plane crash. It felt very plausible for everyone involved. Great book.

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ontheBL
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I don't have anything bad to say about this book. There are some really beautiful and poignant aspects of the plot and the way the story is created, but honestly, I found it a bit forgettable. It didn't rock my soul while I was reading it, and I can't recall anything past what I wrote down as I was reading it. I know a lot of people loved it, but it just didn't resonate with me.

https://onthebl.org/2020/11/30/dear-edward-by-ann-napolitano/