Free Read Books Dear Edwardby Ann Napolitano – wildweaves.co.uk

Dear Edward Inspired by a true story of one child s incredible survival riveting, uplifting, unforgettable 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 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. Free Read Dear Edward [ by ] Ann Napolitano [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – wildweaves.co.uk

Free Read Books Dear Edwardby Ann Napolitano – wildweaves.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Dear Edward
  • Ann Napolitano
  • English
  • 26 June 2019
  • 198485478X

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  1. 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, 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 ...

  2. 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 beloved older brother, Jordan, in a tragic plane crash in Colorado, in which almost 2oo others die Edward is the only survivor, the boy who lived becomes the centre of a storm of public and national interest A traumatised Edward with his unbearable burden of grief and sorrow goes to live in West 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 beloved older brother, Jordan, in a tragic plane crash in Colorado, in which almost 2oo others die Edward is the only survivor, the boy who lived becomes the centre of a storm of public and national interest A traumatised Edward with his unbearable burden of grief and sorrow goes to live in West Milford, New Jersey with his Aunt Lacey, having to handle her own losses, and his protective Uncle John Having been home schooled, he has to come to terms with going to school, getting used to other children, socialising with them His greatest solace comes with his neighbour, a girl of his own age, Shay, and the close friendship he develops with her.I...

  3. 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 that I don t typically like child narrators This is the exception It s a stunning piece of storytelling I love a story that delves into psychological issues, and how one heals from unbearable tragedy is the ultimate psychological challenge I had the pleasure of buddy reading this with my good friend 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 that I don t typically like child narrators This is the exception It s a stunning piece of storytelling I love a story that delves into psychological issues, and how one heals from unbearable tragedy is the ultimate psychological challenge I had the pleasure of buddy reading this with my good friend Marialyce, and it s a book we both loved and tore through in record time Edward, his brother, and his parents board a plane to start a new life in California They don t make it, as the plane crashes midflight 191 die while Edward is miraculously the only survivor Edward s emotional struggles with the loss of his beloved family, the burden of survivor s guilt, as well as his sudden notoriety as the miracle boy , is dealt with in such a compassionate and authentic way that I wonderedtha...

  4. 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 the only survivor Taken in by his mother s sister and her husband, a couple that has suffered their own private grief, he no longer feels as if he fits in his own skin Shay, a girl his own age, his new neighbor may be the door that allows him to find a way to move forward.In alternating chapters 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 the only survivor Taken in by his mother s sister and her husband, a couple that has suffered their own private grief, he no longer feels as if he fits in his own skin Shay, a girl his own age, his new neighbor may be the door that allows him to find a way to move forward.In alternating chapters we meet some of the people on the doomed ...

  5. 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 th...

  6. Dear Edward is powerful, poignant, and beautiful.One summer morning nearly 200 people board a plane in Newark bound for Los Angeles Some are headed to Los Angeles to start a new chapter in their lives, like 12 year old Edward Adler, who is moving with his parents and older brother so his mother can take a screenwriting job Others are traveling for business, pleasure, or obligation.Somewhere over Colorado, the plane crashes, killing 186 of the 187 passengers onboard Only Edward survives Dear Edward is powerful, poignant, and beautiful.One summer morning nearly 200 people board a plane in Newark bound for Los Angeles Some are headed to Los Angeles to start a new chapter in their lives, like 12 year old Edward Adler, who is moving with his parents and older brother so his mother can take a screenwriting job Others are traveling for business, pleasure, or obligation.Somewhere over Colorado, the plane crashes, killing 186 of the 187 passengers onboard Only Edward survives.Edward is devastated by the loss of his family, especially his beloved 15 year old brother, Jordan He can t fathom how, once he heals physically, he ll be able to have a life when his family won t, and he feels a...

  7. 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 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 ...

  8. 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 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 w...

  9. Miracle Boy It s like they think I m famous You are famous, kinda.Oh My This story broke my heart and left me in tears One of the things I thought about was the ways we hide from the world when we need others most and how love, tragedy, and the need for connection ma...

  10. 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 I didn t know that exactly and don t know what it is about disaster novelsand moviesthat entices me so, but in DEAR EDWARD, Eddie Adler himself, how his life evolves, and the stories of the other doomed passengers made for an addictive, fast read.Eddie is only 12, his brother Jordan 15 when his 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 I didn t know that exactly and don t know what it is about disaster novelsand moviesthat entices me so, but in DEAR EDWARD, Eddie Adler himself, how his life evolves, and the stories of the other doomed passengers made for an addictive, fast read.Eddie is only 12, his brother Jordan 15 when his family boards a plane in New York bound for a new life in Los Angeles to mom s new job and their new home, but Colorado is as far as they get.before disaster strikes. In DEAR EDWARD, Eddie, now Edward amazingly survives the crash, but now must survive life without his family and with memories of the horror as he adjusts to a new world with Uncle John and Aunt Lacey, the media and everyone else who wants his story But us readers are the only ones who get th...

  11. The sign of a truly great story is one that makes you feel and this was the case with Dear Edward Even with tragedy front and center, I loved this book Edward is the sole survivor of a plane crash on his family s flight from New York to California, where they were planning to live The plane went down unexpectedly in Colorado andthan 180 people died He is only 12 years old and returns to the east coast to life with his Aunt Lacey and Uncle John, who are suffering their own losses The sign of a truly great story is one that makes you feel and this was the case with Dear Edward Even with tragedy front and center, I loved this book Edward is the sole survivor of a plane crash on his family s flight from New York to California, where they were planning to live The plane went down unexpectedly in Colorado andthan 180 people died He is only 12 years old and returns to the east coast to life with his Aunt Lacey and Uncle John, who are suffering their own losses Edward becomes close with his next door neighbor, Shay, who is the same age as him The story focuses on Edward s life, post accident, but does include several chapters going back to the flight, detailing not only his family s thoughts and actions, but those of some of the other passengers on board I cannot imag...

  12. We contain the other, hopelessly and foreverJames BaldwinAn examination of the sorrow that follows losing loved ones, as well as the suffering that follows any harrowing ordeal, this centers primarily on twelve year old Edward Adler who is the sole survivor of a plane crash During the early part of the flight we learn bits and pieces about some of the 183 passengers One young woman has just found out she is pregnant, while another woman is leaving behind a husband, an elderlyWe contain the other, hopelessly and foreverJames BaldwinAn examination of the sorrow that follows losing loved ones, as well as the suffering that follows any harrowing ordeal, this centers primarily on twelve year old Edward Adler who is the sole survivor of a plane crash During the early part of the flight we learn bits and pieces about some of the 183 passengers One young woman has just found out she is pregnant, while another woman is leaving behind a husband, an elderly business mogul has an assistant flying with him, a woman, Edward s mother, working on a script for a movie in first class while her two sons and husband sit in coach, another woman who believes that she has been reincarnated many times Many o...

  13. How do you go on living when you lose your whole family in one fell swoop For 12 year old Edward, losing his parents and older brother in a plane crash where 191 people died and he was the sole survivor, this is a tragedy so enormous that he doesn t know how to handle the grief His childless Aunt and Uncle who he barely knows take him in and he finds comfort in the companionship of Shay, the 12 year old girl next door, but the loss of his parents and older brother leaves a gaping hole he can How do you go on living when you lose your whole family in one fell swoop For 12 year old Edward, losing his parents and older brother in a plane crash where 191 people died and he was the sole survivor, this is a tragedy so enormous that he doesn t know how to handle the grief His childless Aunt and Uncle who he barely knows take him in and he finds comfort in the companionship of Shay, the 12 year old girl next door, but the loss of his parents and older brother leaves a gaping hole he can never fill Written in two time lines, the novel follows Edward s family and some of the other passengers during the long flight from Newark to LA up to the moment of the cras...

  14. 4.5 stars And how can you mend a broken heart How can you stop the rain from falling down How can you stop the sun from shining What makes the world go round How can you mend this broken man How can a loser ever win Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live again Bee Gees Tragedy and death has confronted all of us There has been loss in our lives be it a parent, grandparent, spouse, child, family, or friends It touches everyone, but perhaps never as much as it touches a person who 4.5 stars And how can you mend a broken heart How can you stop the rain from falling down How can you stop the sun from shining What makes the world go round How can you mend this broken man How can a loser ever win Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live again Bee Gees Tragedy and death has confronted all of us There has been loss in our lives be it a parent, grandparent, spouse, child, family, or friends It touches everyone, but perhaps never as much as it touches a person who has been left alive after all others have perished Why me Why am I still here I can still feel the breeze that rustles through the treesAnd misty memories of days gone byWe could never see tomorrow, no one said a word about the sorrow Bee Gees Young Edward, his family and one hundred eighty three others, board a plane thinking to arrive at their destination hours later No one thought of not getting to their destination, never seeing those they cared for again, of having their life end in tragedy and a ...

  15. 4 enthusiastic stars I didn t expect to like Dear Edward as much as I did, but Ann Napolitano took an odd premise and built some great characters and a compelling story around it Twelve year old Edward is the only survivor of a plane crash He was on a flight from New York to Los Angeles with his parents and brother After the crash, Edward goes to live in a small town with his childless aunt and uncle The story alternates between chapters from the few hours on the plane leading to the crash 4 enthusiastic stars I didn t expect to like Dear Edward as much as I did, but Ann Napolitano took an odd premise and built some great characters and a compelling story around it Twelve year old Edward is the only survivor of a plane crash He was on a flight from New York to Los Angeles with his parents and brother After the crash, Edward goes to live in a small town with his childless aunt and uncle The story alternates between chapters from the few hours on the plane leading to the crash and from the first few years of Edward s life after the crash The flight chapters focus on a handful of characters other than Edward showing their personalities and where they are in their lives at what turns out to be the da...