Dear Edward

Ann Napolitano
One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among them is a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured vet returning from Afghanistan, a septuagenarian business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband. And then, tragically, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor. Edward's story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place for himself in a world without his family. He continues to feel that a piece of him has been left in the sky, forever tied to the plane and all of his fellow passengers. But then he makes an unexpected discovery--one that will lead him to the answers of some of life's most profound questions: When you've lost everything, how do find yourself? How do you discover your purpose? What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live?

Reviews

Reviewed: 2021-07-22
5
Reviewed: 2020-12-03

This book is a wonderful slice-of-life study of a boy whose life is a miracle that has been completely transformed by tragedy and loss. As he grows up in a world without his family, he has to learn how to live again, for them, for the other people on the plane, and for the living people who are struggling to help him while also dealing with their own issues. The ending is satisfying and tear-jerking. I enjoyed this one a lot.

Reviewed: 2020-03-23

What a heart-rending read! It hit me in all the right places.  Took off half a star because the middle really dragged.  So glad I didn't give up.

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