Reviews

  • Ann Napolitano's writing is astonishing. I'm in awe

    Marian Keyes
  • Gripping and elegiac, this is a captivating novel about loss, love and growing up.

    Rosamund Lupton, bestselling author of 'Sister'
  • Outstanding, beautifully written, a compulsive read. Dear Edward is the best book about a young person I've read since Emma Donoghue's Room

    John Boyne, bestselling author of 'A Ladder to the Sky'
  • From the first page of this heartwarming and heart wrenching novel, I was dazzled. Napolitano weaves a story that brims with humanity-with joy and sorrow, love and friendship, survival and triumph, and a cast of unforgettable characters. Dear Edward is a masterpiece that everyone should put at the top of their reading list.

    J. Courtney Sullivan
  • I loved Dear Edward so, so much. I laughed, I wept, and often I just stopped and marveled at the words on the page. Magnificent!

    Lily King
  • A stunning novel of courage and connection in the face of unimaginable loss. An extraordinary read.

    Helen Simonson
  • A plane lifts into the sky, and in that timeless space between destinations Ann Napolitano gives voice to those suspended passengers, drawing out their differences and moments of connection, while weaving past and present into a profoundly beautiful, page-turning story of mystery, loss and wonder. Dear Edward is a meditation on survival, but more importantly, it is about carving a life worth living - about love and hope and caring for others, and all the transitory moments that bind us together, when the ghosts of many voices become one.

    Hannah Tinti
  • Eddie is an ordinary twelve-year-old, until a horrific plane crash turns him into the real-life Boy Who Lived. Ann Napolitano brings clear-eyed compassion to every character in Dear Edward, from Edward himself, caught between living and merely surviving, to his fellow passengers, who don't have that choice. The result is a rich, big-hearted tapestry that leaves no one behind. Fans of Room and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close will be spellbound by Dear Edward, which explores trauma with the same honesty and tenderness as it does the crooked path to healing

    Chloe Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of 'The Immortalists'
  • Dear Edward made me think, nod in recognition, care about its characters, and cry, and you can't ask more of a novel than that

    Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of 'Room'
  • Stunning.... in this life affirming tale, the downright unbearable blossoms into a testament to the power of love and grace

    Vogue