I first met Edward Stanton when I was introduced to 600 Hours of Edward by THE Book Club on Facebook, a story about a thirty-nine year old man with Aspergers Syndrome and severe Obsessive Compulsive tendencies. You can find my review here.
Edward Adrift continues Edward’s journey, but the story shoots us forward 3 years. Edward is having a shitburger (I love the word shitburger) of a year. He’s lost his job, his best friends have moved away, his beloved therapist has retired and he’s still coming to terms with the death of his father 3 years earlier.
And when his best friend, Donna calls to ask him for his help with her son, Kyle, a previously adorable nine-year-old who has turned into a very sullen twelve-year-old, Edward leaves his secure home in Montana to travel hundreds of miles across the country to help.
All of this creates a huge upheaval in Edward’s life and this book allows us to be the voyeurs, riding along with Edward as he tries to manage the changes forced upon him. Craig Lancaster does a beautiful job of showing us Edward’s struggles in his unique, inimitable way, and this book has the same laugh-out-loud moments of the first, as well as extremely poignant moments.
It was so wonderful to be back inside Edward’s head, and although I didn’t think it possible, I loved this book even more than the first. I can’t wait to dive into the third and final book, Edward Unspooled. I’m desperate for a HEA. I can’t think of anyone who deserves it more.
#teamedward all the way.