[Reading] ➹ Dear Edward Author Ann Napolitano – Pcusati.info

[Reading] ➹ Dear Edward Author Ann Napolitano – Pcusati.info Dear Edward follows the story of a plane crash with just a single survivor, 12 year old Eddie who after the flight chooses to be called Edward The story unfolds over two time periods the events that occurred on the flight and the storylines of its passengers, and then following Edward as he comes to terms with what his survival truly means to him and to the world at large I really wanted to love this book and had thought that I would find it deeply moving but sadly I found the writing to be Dear Edward follows the story of a plane crash with just a single survivor, 12 year old Eddie who after the flight chooses to be called Edward The story unfolds over two time periods the events that occurred on the flight and the storylines of its passengers, and then following Edward as he comes to terms with what his survival truly means to him and to the world at large I really wanted to love this book and had thought that I would find it deeply moving but sadly I found the writing to be in too much of a detached style for my personal taste I preferred Edward s story and struggle to come to grips with what happened to him a lotthan the stories of the people on board the plane Those stories to me seemed to be rather confusing and I was constantly getting mixed up between characters due to the style of narrative used I do however also think that because I read an eARC copy that is not the finalised version, that its formatting on my kindle paperwhite made thingsdifficult for me to follow and added to my lack of enjoyment For the last quarter of the book I switched to using the Bluefire app on a tablet and the formatting was 100% better As I said earlier, I very much preferred following Edward s story I thought it was very interesting to read about how he dealt with survivor s guilt and the loss of his entire family along with his medical problems and upheaval to a new life with his aunt and uncle His relationship with his new friend Shay was the highlight of the book for me and I really loved how their friendship helped to create a new normal for Edward Overall I m sad to say that this book wasn t completely to my liking but it did have some very touching moments that hopefully a different reader would enjoythan I did An e copy of this book was kindly provided to me by the publisher, Penguin Books UK Viking, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Martie s Rating 3 1 2 StarsGenre Literary FictionPublisher Random HousePub Date Jan 14, 2020After losing everything, a pre teen boy discovers there are still reasons to continue living This is just the sort of sappy novel that I usually do not care for Surprisingly, I enjoyed and recommend Dear Edward The unique writing style is what made the difference for me The reader goes in knowing that twelve year old Edward s older brother, his parents, and almost 200 other passengers will die Martie s Rating 3 1 2 StarsGenre Literary FictionPublisher Random HousePub Date Jan 14, 2020After losing everything, a pre teen boy discovers there are still reasons to continue living This is just the sort of sappy novel that I usually do not care for Surprisingly, I enjoyed and recommend Dear Edward The unique writing style is what made the difference for me The reader goes in knowing that twelve year old Edward s older brother, his parents, and almost 200 other passengers will die when the plane crashes Edward is the sole survivor The book is divided into two timelines, the past, which is during the flight, and the present On the plane, we get to understand the family dynamics of Edward s immediate family We also meet a Wall Street rising star, an unlikeable septuagenarian business billionaire who is the rising star s role model, an unmarried young woman who takes a pregnancy test while on the plane, a wounded vet with a secret, and an uninhibited, possibly crazy woman who happens to believe in reincarnation These well developed characters are very much a part of Edward s story, creating interesting storylines that are not about overcoming tragedy This helps make the novel less fatiguing to read since the bulk of the story in the present describes Edward s overwhelming depression The events that occur on the flight are divided by time right down to the minute of the crash Boarding your next plane might feel different after reading this one Even though we know the ending, this part of the tale still reads like a page turning mystery In the present, we meet a few new characters In Edward s new life, disagreeing with myself, there are characters that read a bit saccharine His aunt and uncle, new best friend and high school principal are just too self sacrificing and flawless to feel like true people This contrasts with the realness felt in the characters from the plane ride Still, in my mind, Napolitano s weaving of past and present makes up for that over sweetening Plus, by the end of the novel, it can also read as a coming of age story, which is a genre I have always liked Clearly, the novel is not all doom and gloom By the end of the novel, as the author intended, I had a smile on my face Heartwarming endings can be a good thing.I received this Advance Review Copy ARC novel from the publisher at no cost in exchange for an honest review.Find all my book reviews at After Losing Everything, A Young Boy Discovers There Are Still Reasons For Hope In This Luminous, Life Affirming Novel, Perfect For Fans Of Celeste Ng And Ann Patchett In The Face Of Tragedy, What Does It Take To Find Joy One Summer Morning, Twelve Year Old Edward Adler, His Beloved Older Brother, His Parents, And 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 SurvivorEdward 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 Not exactly what I expectedHm, this wasn t quite what I expected, but that s not necessarily a bad thing It sounds like it should go without saying that a book about the aftermath of a plane crash would be dark and depressing, but as of this reading, the publisher s blurb advertised a luminous and life affirming novel There was much, muchthat was dark and depressing than luminous and life affirming Based on the title, I expected.well,Edward Nearly as much time is spent tell Not exactly what I expectedHm, this wasn t quite what I expected, but that s not necessarily a bad thing It sounds like it should go without saying that a book about the aftermath of a plane crash would be dark and depressing, but as of this reading, the publisher s blurb advertised a luminous and life affirming novel There was much, muchthat was dark and depressing than luminous and life affirming Based on the title, I expected.well,Edward Nearly as much time is spent telling the other passengers stories as is telling Edward s story While it was helpful hearing about Edward s family members and perhaps a few of the passengers, some of the minor characters segments seemed like filler material I would have liked a deeper dive into Edward s growth over time, as he is the most complex character of any in the novel.While Dear Edward was generally well done, I can t say that I enjoyed reading it It was much too sad and heavy for my personal taste Because other people might like itthan I did, I ll give it four stars.Thanks to NetGalley and Random House for giving me a DRC of this novel, which will be available for purchase on January 14, 2020 I received a free e copy of Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano from NetGalley for my honest review.A beautifully written yet desperately sad story of loss and finding the power to heal and survive the unimaginable.This book is the story of a 12 year old boy, Eddie Adler He is the sole survivor of the crash of Flight 2977 Eddie has lost his entire family in the plane crash, and is placed in the care of his Aunt and Uncle Eddie, who was once home schooled has to now learn to communicate and get alon I received a free e copy of Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano from NetGalley for my honest review.A beautifully written yet desperately sad story of loss and finding the power to heal and survive the unimaginable.This book is the story of a 12 year old boy, Eddie Adler He is the sole survivor of the crash of Flight 2977 Eddie has lost his entire family in the plane crash, and is placed in the care of his Aunt and Uncle Eddie, who was once home schooled has to now learn to communicate and get along with others at school The other students, however, treat him differently, because he cheated death Edward s story is national news, of course, so everyone knows what happened to him Yet, Eddied struggles to find out who he is and where he belongs without having his family He feels like a part of him was left in the sky after the crash but the other part is here and now He is torn, sad, lost and confused You need to read this book to learn his story, hear his heartfelt words and follow his journey of finding his purpose 6 25 2019 Dear Edward Net Galley Ann Napolitano The Dial Press Random House 20205 stars I loved this book It did take me a couple of chapters to get into it, though Once I did, I did not want to put it down and finished it in two sittings with just a brief intermission Edward is a 12 year old boy who is the sole survivor of an horrific airliner crash in which 191 people lose their lives Among those 191 are Edward s parents and his 15 year old brother Jordan The boys were home s 6 25 2019 Dear Edward Net Galley Ann Napolitano The Dial Press Random House 20205 stars I loved this book It did take me a couple of chapters to get into it, though Once I did, I did not want to put it down and finished it in two sittings with just a brief intermission Edward is a 12 year old boy who is the sole survivor of an horrific airliner crash in which 191 people lose their lives Among those 191 are Edward s parents and his 15 year old brother Jordan The boys were home schooled their entire lives by their brainy father, so they were extremely close to each other After living their entire lives in a New York City apartment, the family was heading to Los Angeles for a new life due to mom Jane s writing job The crash happens over Colorado, where Edward spends the initial phase of his medical treatment and recovery Thereafter he is eventually taken by his Aunt Lacey, his mother s younger sister, and her husband John back to their place in New Jersey They have no children of their own despite multiple attempts but they are determined to make a home for Edward as they are each other s only family Edward, being 12 years of age, is at a vulnerable time in his life even if there had been no airliner crash and the loss of his immediate family He is treated by other people, even authority figures, as a porcelain doll and is pretty much not held accountable and not given boundaries Everyone knows his story and whenever they venture out for physical therapy, doctor visits and counseling, Edward is subjected to stares and phone photography by multitudes of bystanders He has made friends with the girl next door who is the same age, and he decides he wants to go to school for the first time in his life On that first day at school, he is driven the three blocks by the neighbor because the street is lined with hundreds of people who know what he is doing, where he lives and what his schedule is People on both sides of the streets are snapping photos of him and trying to get as close as possible Since he is already traumatized, it does not really sink in He actually lives in his own little bubble at this time and for some time to come Shay is the neighbor girl, a very intelligent person mature beyond her years in many ways but with some socialization issues of her own She has been suspended in the past for fighting with another student Edward decides he wants to sleep in Shay s room rather than the unused nursery that Aunt Lacey had assigned him For some reason, the adults agree to this including Shay s single mom Besa I had a bit of a problem with the lack of boundaries given to this boy, but I also could see adults being afraid to impose boundaries on a newly orphaned traumatized kid recovering from major physical injuries Ms Napolitano uses a flashback format to tell this story The first several chapters are of the airliner passengers of course, but after the crash, she intersperses Edward s recovery phase with flashbacks to the airliner She drew an amazingly interesting cast of characters on that plane including a very sensuous chief flight attendant who has an assignation with a male passenger in the restroom room being a misnomer, as we all know they arelike cubbyholes One of my favorite characters was Florida, a woman who is very aware of her previous many lives and startles her seatmate with her tales of life in previous historical eras There is a very wealthy elderly man on his way to LA for a cancer cure, a younger man of the same ilk who wants to be that very wealthy man but while he is still young, and Linda, a young woman on her way to reconnect with a lover by whom she is pregnant With each flashback, we learnabout Bruce and Jane, Edward s parents, and the state of their relationship, as well as the secret that Jordan has been keeping from everyone including Edward I found myself looking forward to those flashback sections, even though I was totally engulfed in Edward s new life The author has an amazing talent for storytelling, as well as character development and pulling all the threads of her story lines into a seamless tapestry I love that she showed so much respect for all her characters, including the kids None of her young people were bratty and selfish, but all showed growth and self awareness and it was heartwarming to see the friendship between Shay and Edward strengthen over three years I definitely recommend this book I received an ARC of this title from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review I would like to thank the publisher for letting me read it 12 year old Edward Adler was the Lone Survivor of Flight 2977 to Los Angeles where 215 people lost their lives He was travelling on the plane from New York to Los Angeles where it is to be his new home His mother a writer was starting a new job and Edward and his family was moving there.The story continues with Edward moving in with his Aunt and Uncle that he barely knows with no children of their own, it s a new experience for them, as it is to himself He must learn to bear the guilt he feel 12 year old Edward Adler was the Lone Survivor of Flight 2977 to Los Angeles where 215 people lost their lives He was travelling on the plane from New York to Los Angeles where it is to be his new home His mother a writer was starting a new job and Edward and his family was moving there.The story continues with Edward moving in with his Aunt and Uncle that he barely knows with no children of their own, it s a new experience for them, as it is to himself He must learn to bear the guilt he feels as the only survivor He was also home schooled by his father so, he must learn to communicate with his peers at school and cope with the other students believing him to be like a god as he cheated death He has one ally Shay Who seem to be the only one that understands him.After his 15th Birthday he discovers letters from the siblings of the survivors which he goes through Trying to meet some of the people to give them some sort of peace And, for him to come to terms with everything that has happened and his future Thank you NetGalley and Penguin for a copy of Dear Edward This book was completely different to what I was expecting I did like the premise of this story, but I thought this book was a lot of hard work I thought that the story was quite rushed and didn t flow It just jumped from one thing to another which prevented me to really connecting this book and the characters in it I wanted something spectacular to that didn t happen So, in some parts my mind wondered off not caring about the story Edward is a 12 year old boy who was the sole survivor of a plane crash with 191 people It goes back and forth from the crash to before the crash, then after the crash and how he lives his new life with his aunt and uncle Parts of it I admit to skimming pages during the back stories of the ones who died because i was losing interest but i loved the current story of Edward and Shay It took me awhile to connect with the characters in this book but in the end I did enjoy the book I think this bo Edward is a 12 year old boy who was the sole survivor of a plane crash with 191 people It goes back and forth from the crash to before the crash, then after the crash and how he lives his new life with his aunt and uncle Parts of it I admit to skimming pages during the back stories of the ones who died because i was losing interest but i loved the current story of Edward and Shay It took me awhile to connect with the characters in this book but in the end I did enjoy the book I think this book will stay with me for awhile Edward Eddie , his brother Jordan and parents Bruce and Jane board flight 2977 to Los Angeles, as they are moving from New York to relocate for Jane s job A new and exciting life for all of them.After the plane crash, Eddie discovers he is the sole survivor, 191 people including his family His Aunt and Uncle take him in where he has to learn to live without his family and recover from his injuries.The story goes back to the flight where we are introduced to some of the other people on the pla Edward Eddie , his brother Jordan and parents Bruce and Jane board flight 2977 to Los Angeles, as they are moving from New York to relocate for Jane s job A new and exciting life for all of them.After the plane crash, Eddie discovers he is the sole survivor, 191 people including his family His Aunt and Uncle take him in where he has to learn to live without his family and recover from his injuries.The story goes back to the flight where we are introduced to some of the other people on the plane and get to know their back stories.This is such a beautifully written emotional book that will tug at your heart strings and made me tear up at times Although this is a sad story it is also about survival and hope.Loved Eddie s close friendship with neighbour Shay, with her help can he overcome the guilt of being the sole survivor and start a new life This book will stay in my thoughts for a long time to come A new author for me and I will definitely be looking out for her other books.Thank you to Netgalley for my copy in exchange for a review The An unthinkable tragedy leaves a young boy devoid of normalcy and purpose, yet over time, love, friendship and community breathe life back into him as he finds his new normal I loved this book by Ann Napolitanofull review to come on Book Nation by Jen.

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