Dear Edward: A Review


The novel centers around Edward who is the sole survivor of a horrible plane crash. The book alternates from what happened while he was on the plane to what is currently happening in Edward’s life and how he is coping with the aftermath of the crash.

Edward loses his brother, father, and mother in the crash, which is a horribly tragic event. He must go live with his aunt and uncle, whom he is not close to. Once he gets there he is entirely uncomfortable, which makes sense given the circumstances, so he focuses his attention on something else- the girl next door, Shay. The two of them spend most of their time together, and Edward even sleeps in her room until he is a teenager.

I’m giving this book four stars because it captured my attention, but at the same time I felt as though there was something missing. The author tried really hard to get the reader to understand his pain, but I just didn’t feel it. While I was reading the chapters of what happened on the plane, they seemed to me to be rushed and the crash ended abruptly. There was so much build to the event, and it fell short in the description.

Also, the book is called “Dear Edward” and I didn’t think it focused around the letters much at all, and I don’t feel like enough was resolved when it came to Edwards decision about the content of the letters.

All in all, I did enjoy reading this book. It was a page turner and I was eager to know what was going to happen next.

Release Date: January 14th, 2020

Publisher: Random House

Our Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Thank you Net Galley and Random House for the advanced copy of this book.