Dear Edward

Dear Edward

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?

Dear Edward is at once a transcendent coming-of-age story, a multidimensional portrait of an unforgettable cast of characters, and a breathtaking illustration of all the ways a broken heart learns to love again.

Title:Dear Edward
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781984854780
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    Dear Edward Reviews

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    **THIS NOVEL IS NOW AVAILABLE**This is my first 5 star read of 2020 and it is a great one! So many of my Goodreads friends were raving about this book and now I can see why.The blurb tells a lot of th...

  • Angela M

    Many of us know what it feels like to grieve the loss of loved ones, but how unimaginable to lose your whole family at twelve years old as the sole survivor of a plane crash. Who is there to understan...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Wow! I got Arc copy of this book and wrote a review long time ago for NetGalley and now I realized I didn’t share on Goodreads. Luckily my favorite producer assistant Casey, who always gives me hard...

  • Paromjit

    Ann Napolitano's melancholic novel depicts the coming of age of Edward Adler, who at the tender age of 12 loses the life he is familiar with along with the loss of his family, his parents and his belo...

  • Julie

    Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano is a 2020 Dial Press publication. A sad, uncomfortable, and heartrending journey- but ultimately a story of hope and inspiration! Twelve- year old, Edward is the sole sur...

  • JanB

    4.5 starsIt’s been a long time since I read a book where the story and the characters took hold of my heart and wouldn’t let go. Anyone who has followed my reviews for any amount of time knows tha...

  • Diane S ?

    A compassionate and realistic look at a young boy confronting paralyzing grief and survivor guilt. His family, moving from New York to LA, are on an airplane, when the plane crashes and Eddie, 12, is ...

  • Kim ~ It?s All About the Thrill

    3.5 stars...Yes I realize I am going to be the unpopular opinion. I couldn't wait to chose this for my BOTM. I did worry that the material would be a bit too emotional for me and that I would be ugly ...

  • Carol

    Yep....as advertised: "Riveting. Uplifting. Unforgettable." Flight 2977. Did you know...."Clouds usually float at 2,000 to 15,000 feet. Planes fly at 30,000 to 40,000. Outer space begins at 300,000." ...

  • Jayme

    “So much could be solved, she thinks, if we simply held hands with each other more often.” 12 year old Eddie Adler boards flight 2977 from Newark to Los Angeles with his parents, and his older bro...