[EPUB] ✻ Dear Edward Author Ann Napolitano – Docsmch.com

Dear Edward 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 So much could be solved, she thinks, if we simply held hands with each otheroften 12 year old Eddie Adler boards flight 2977 from Newark to Los Angeles with his parents, and his older brother Jordan 191 souls will perish with Eddie being the sole survivor of the crash The whole country is captivated with Eddie now referred to as Edward and his story They think he is LUCKY They don t understand the pain of being the one left behind The story is told from the alternating timeline So much could be solved, she thinks, if we simply held hands with each otheroften 12 year old Eddie Adler boards flight 2977 from Newark to Los Angeles with his parents, and his older brother Jordan 191 souls will perish with Eddie being the sole survivor of the crash The whole country is captivated with Eddie now referred to as Edward and his story They think he is LUCKY They don t understand the pain of being the one left behind The story is told from the alternating timelines of the flight and the years that follow..The flight chapters acquaint you with some of the other passengers Not all of them were likable, and I felt like I should ve grievedfor these people who lost their livesEdward s chapters were muchpoignant, as he struggles to make sense of his new life His chapters brought both tears, and smiles..They were thecaptivating, as were the people who rally around Edward to try and bring him comfort and hope His friendship with Shay is truly one of the most moving friendships you will ever have the pleasure of reading about My one critique The author shares that she spoke with those who administer insurance claims, with those in the military, and with pilots for AUTHENTICITY.She SHOULD HAVE also spoken with flight attendants Veronica was a cliche Not a chance that her unprofessional behavior would happen or go unnoticed Andwhat MIGHT be done with an elderly passenger who suffers what her passenger suffers while inflightnot a chanceand I have done the job for 34 yearsWould ve been an easy 5 stars if not for those two things.Still..highly recommended Available now Thank you to Netgalley, Viking, and Ann Napolitano for the digital ARC I received in exchange for a candid review 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 the outline of this story A plane en route from Newark to Los Angeles crashes, killing everyone on board except for 12 year old Edward Adler I have found from doing some research that the author based this story on a real plane crash which occurred in 2010, it was traveling from South Africa to Lond 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 the outline of this story A plane en route from Newark to Los Angeles crashes, killing everyone on board except for 12 year old Edward Adler I have found from doing some research that the author based this story on a real plane crash which occurred in 2010, it was traveling from South Africa to London when it crashed killing everyone except for one 9 year old boy This isn t a story about that crash but the author stated that it was this event which held her imagination for a long time and she knew that she had to write this story.The novel travels back and forth in time between what was happening during the flight and Edward s life afterward The prose flows smoothly and I found both timelines equally interesting.Fortunately for Edward he had an aunt, Lacey, and uncle John who cared very deeply for Edward In the beginning Edward felt the most connection with Lacey because she lost her sister in the flight Though never able to have a child of their own, Lacey and John play an integral part in helping to heal Edward and help him to carry on with his life.It s unimaginable to think of waking up in a hospital, having lost your entire family He was also physically injured The most dominant injury, to one of his legs, took many weeks in the hospital and many, many months of therapy for his body to become whole again Of course the mind and heart aredifficult to heal and Edward was helped by many others in the novel He becomes incredibly close to Shay, his next door neighbor, who is his age and they eventually form an unbreakable bond.He has a wonderful psychologist, Mike, who seems to know how to gently steer Edward into finding ways to heal himself The principal at his school asks Edward to help him care for his beloved ferns which he surrounds himself with in his school office The adjustment to school was particularly difficult for Edward, not only because of his notoriety, but also because he had been home schooled for his entire life.Without going intoof the plot I can tell you that this is a wonderful story that you will find yourself immersed in The characters, along with the ones mentioned above, are very well developed and an interesting collection of people On the plane there is a soldier on his way home, a pregnant single woman who is hoping her boyfriend will propose, a dying tycoon and a free spirited woman who is fleeing her present husband in the hopes of starting a new life in California At a point in the story Edward and Shay come across a finding which will come to help heal Edward in many, many ways The novel was heartbreaking in many ways but it was also filled with so many kind people that I was left feeling very hopeful in the end Without divulging anything further I will say that it was one of the most satisfying endings that I have read in a very long time.I highly recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys a great story with wonderful characters and a premise which will give you much to think about and ponder.I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through Edelweiss 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 understand what Edward Adler, this young boy, broken physically and emotionally, is feeling Is there anyone to help him heal, to find his way through the trauma and horrific loss Perhaps it s his Aunt Lacey, who has not only lost her sister, but suffers her own personal losses Or maybe her husband John, w 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 understand what Edward Adler, this young boy, broken physically and emotionally, is feeling Is there anyone to help him heal, to find his way through the trauma and horrific loss Perhaps it s his Aunt Lacey, who has not only lost her sister, but suffers her own personal losses Or maybe her husband John, who is determined to protect Edward from those who may want to exploit him, from anyhurt Or maybe his therapist, Dr Mike Maybe it s the young girl, Shay, who lives next door and becomes a source of solace for Edward Maybe it s his principal who helps nurture Edward by having him nurture the plants in his office Maybe it s the families of some of the others who have perished in the crash Perhaps it s all of them It takes a village This is such a heartbreaking story and I cried for Edward multiple times as he grieves the loss of his family, particularly at the moments when he thinks of his older brother Jordan, with whom he shared a special bond The sadness I felt was not just for his family, but for a number of other passengers that we meet in alternating narratives which reveal their personal stories and why they are on the flight We learn what his parents and brother are thinking about and also an injured soldier, a dying man, a pregnant young woman, a flamboyant woman who believes in reincarnation, among others Later in the story we get a glimpse of the grief of their loved ones in a stunning way It s thought provoking in a number of ways how does a young boy bear his grief, this loss, the trauma of what he has experienced but it made me consider how little we know of the burdens that people whose paths we cross might carry This book is full of sadness, without a doubt, but it is also filled with shared sorrow, love, friendship and caring A beautiful story I received an advanced copy of this book from Random House through NetGalley 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 times by making me rewrite my scenes at least 80 times and taking my middle finger emojis as daily gift sent me this book as an Olive Branch with dozen Sprinkles cupcakes Okay, she s forgiven for now I started to flip pages as I was devouring banana dark chocolate cupcake I highly recommend this 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 times by making me rewrite my scenes at least 80 times and taking my middle finger emojis as daily gift sent me this book as an Olive Branch with dozen Sprinkles cupcakes Okay, she s forgiven for now I started to flip pages as I was devouring banana dark chocolate cupcake I highly recommend this flavor and it fits well with tear jerker books because tryptophan in chocolate makes you happy and saves you from emotional breakdowns So I reread some parts and remembered how much I loved this book and even though I consumed lots of cupcakes, I still cried a lot Then I took my book to the gym and continue reading when I was running like a hamster on treadmill I kept whining a lot and told the story of twelve years old Edward Adler who lost his entire family at the plane crash and how he gathers his broken pieces of his life while he was dealing with his grief, his new life conditions, guilt feelings because of being only one to survive I realized I created a chaos and contagious panic attack crisis at my gym place Can you imagine those humongous guys who were even bigger than Jason Momoa started howling like wolves after hearing Edward s story They did And it was so nasty and disturbing So I left the place before they revoke my membership and locked myself at home to terrorize only my husband, dogs and douchebag neighbors with my ugly scream cries I truly love Edward and I cannot imagine someone s brokenness after losing his loved ones at the same time But luckily there are helping hands try to reach to him His Aunt Lacey and Uncle John deals with their own problems but they also cared little boy a lot, doing their best to protect him sufferThe neighbor next door, definitely sweet kind of girl next door Shay and Edward s growing friendship also warmed my heart and put wider smiles on my cheeks And let s not forget Dr Mike and school principal One of them use therapy and other one use his plants to nourish his damaged soul by healing him mentally The flashbacks putlight on passengers back stories which were so intriguing There are so many interesting characters from a young pregnant mother to wounded soldier, dying man etc.I think I mostly affected by Edward s grief about his elder brother He didn t only lose a family member, he also lost his best friend and I know exactly how it feels and hurts Oh boy Here comes another sob Overall amazing book based on true story with remarkable and unforgettable characters I m drying my tears and telling you please go, get this book and read it Then instead of sending me thank you notes, send meblack white Sprinkles cupcakes second favorite flavor Thanks to Random House for publishing this amazing story

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