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Dear Edward Reviews

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Dear Edward: The New York Times Bestseller

Ann Napolitano

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Imprint: Viking
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 7 Jan 2020
ISBN: 9780241384077

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Astonishing' Marian Keyes 'Outstanding' John Boyne A luminous, life-affirming novel about a 12-year-old boy who is the sole survivor of a deadly plane crash

2 stars out of 5
Francesca Angelini
23 Feb 2020

"The reader is left with the niggling feeling that Napolitano hasn’t made the most of her compelling material "

There is an awful lot of this filler. Then there is the irritating sensation of head-hopping, as the narrative flits between a handful of doomed passengers: a banker with a cocaine habit; a Filipino woman who claims to have “lived many lives in many bodies”; and an ill tycoon who is vile to his nurse. Most are unpleasant specimens. When they finally die, it is almost a relief to be parting company with them. The reader is left with the niggling feeling that Napolitano hasn’t made the most of her compelling material and intriguing premise.

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