Friends of the Library Book Discussion--Dear Edward In-Person
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There are some books whose descriptions defy their own power. Dear Edward, at least from my point of view, is one such novel. The premise is stark: the aftermath of a plane crash that killed 191 souls on board except a young boy named Edward. And the structure is somewhat expected: it shifts in time between after the crash and the cross-country flight that ended in devastation. But to view Dear Edward by its plot points and form only hints at the emotions one might experience while reading. So let me tell you this, Ann Napolitano’s novel made me breathe deep with heartbreak and made me cry—I mean cry-in-public cry. But, it also made me laugh out loud and marvel at the resiliency of the human heart and the power that one person’s friendship can have on another—no matter the age. This is a novel that is more than the sum of its parts and, despite the necessity of tissues, is a joy to read.(Amazon.com)