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Well written and a quick read. 12 year old Edward is the sole survivor of a plane crash. The book weaves two story lines together; one detailing the moments leading up to the accident, the other about Edward‘s journey as a survivor. #bigjuneteadathon book 5/10 @Clwojick
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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!
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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