February 1, 2020 (by Tara Repucci)
A plane crashes and only a 12-year-old boy survives. I read this one in August and I can’t stop thinking about it. Dear Edward is beautiful and haunting and deserving of the award for Most Memorable Story of the Year. Read this when you are in the mood for a disaster book with quiet empathy, a graceful portrait of unimaginable grief with incredible psychological insight. It has the plane crash premise and flashback-infused storytelling of the television drama Lost with the “young love complicated by grief” theme of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
Best paired with alcohol fumes, a Twix bar and pretzels. XO, Tara
Thanks to NetGalley and Random House for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.