Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Dear Edward is the story of Edward Adler, the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed his entire family along with many others. Told primarily through Edward’s perspective, we also flashback to other passengers on the plane and follow their stories leading up to the crash. This, of course, is hearwrenching as we learn of their good and bad qualities, their secrets and their desires, all of which vanish with them in an instant. Except for Edward’s. As Edward physically recuperates, we also see him mentally grow stronger as he deals with his new reality with the help of his aunt, uncle and their wonderful next door neighbors. This is a story of pain, love, growth and giving and it is one that I am so thankful that I read.

So, why not 5 stars? There was a point about midway through where I almost quit reading the book. It meandered to the point of feeling lost and confused. Then, just as I was about to put it down, it turned a corner and the remainder of the book was far better than the first; so much so that Dear Edward will go into my top favorite reads. It is a book that stays with you to remind you just how precious life truly is.

7 thoughts on “Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

    1. I was the same, Carla. The cover made me think it was a rom-com for some reason and I never gave it a second look. I’m glad it was the recommended reading for January for the Pop Sugar challenge or I would have missed out on amazing book. Isn’t it funny how book covers can trick us for both good and bad. 😉

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      1. Well, it is good to know that I will probably enjoy this one. I am a cover lover and often miss out on a book because of that, but on the flip side, I have picked some that were not very good.


    1. Any sudden death is hard to cope with, any death period, but especially when they are here one minute and the next they are gone. It was a very difficult and emotional read but it was so very worth it.


    1. Thank you! I find that sometimes I have a too short attention span when books bog down in the middle. I’m so glad I pushed through with this and I’m glad you found my blog too!! Have a great weekend!!


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