Jake is a part of an extraordinary family.
He has a life filled with art, music, and long summer nights on the Cape. He has hours and days and months of baseball. But, more than anything in this world, Jake knows he has Edward. From the moment he was born, Jake knew Edward was destined for something. Edward could make anyone laugh and everyone think. During one special year, he became the only one in the neighborhood who could throw a perfect knuckleball. It was a pitch you could not hit. That same year, Jake learned there are also some things you cannot hold.
Patricia MacLachlan, one of the most beloved children's book authors writing today, has painted a deeply stirring, delicately lyrical portrait of a child, a son, a family, and a brother. Through Edward's eyes, we see what gifts all of these things truly are to those around them, and how those gifts live on and grow.
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This book is incredible. I read the arc (adcance reader copy) for it, and it is one of the best books I have ever read. Patricia MacLachlan has done it again. Edward's Eyes is a book that covers many genres, but I find it a book that perfectly captures the tragedy and grief of losing someone that you loved to no end. It is amazingly well written, and you feel as if you yourself are part of Jake and Edward's world. Buy this book and you will never be disapointed.
Edward's eyes; sad story!
Edward's eyes was first read to me by my teacher. At the very beginning of the book I was kind of confused, because Edward and Jake asked a baseball player if he could see the ball coming at him like a train on a track. Throughout the book I still didn't know who that baseball player was. Jake calls his mom Maeve and his dad Jack because those are their real names. About in the middle of the story a new baby was born. Her name was Sabine. At first I thought it wasn't going to be a sad book. But I was wrong. But on the other hand the book was very interesting. In other words it was a super good book.