Year 5, Book 37

37. The Story of Edward Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
This book got a lot of press when it came out, won some awards, and was featured by Oprah yet based on the description it never appealed to me. The only reason I even read it was because it was available to check out in e-book form from my library right before I left for Alaska. Wanting to download as many books to my Nook as possible prior to my trip I went ahead and decided to give this book a chance based on the press.

The story revolves around a family who breeds dogs for a living. The son is afflicted with mutism from birth, although he’s not deaf. I actually enjoyed the first half of the book which set up the relationship between Edward, his parents, and his father’s estranged brother. So I thought wow, maybe it’s a good thing I read this book. Unfortunately I didn’t really care for where the story went in the long run and got rather bored reading it. In the end my reservations about reading it the first place wound up being accurate. I give it a 4 out of 10.

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