The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo is a phenomenal novel about a little china rabbit by the name of Edward Tulane. It's about his life as he gets lost and stolen and abandoned over and over again. But it's also about life and how even if you feel like everything is lost, it's always worth it to keep on going.
I loved this book. I loved it so so much.
I'm going to admit something that's maybe a little shameful, but I'd never read anything by Kate DiCamillo before. I've never seen any of the movies based on her books. The most I knew was that the Tale of Despereaux was about a mouse. But I kept seeing this book at my work, and it kept calling to me, so I set it aside for MG March.
I bought two more of DiCamillo's books after reading this one. It meant so much to me.
Edward is so selfish and uncaring at the beginning of the book that I was actually worried about liking it at first. But I wanted to see where it would go (and it reads really really quickly for me so it wasn't like it would be a total loss). Like life, I would get tangled up in Edward's story, and my heart would hurt with him.
In some ways, it really reminded me of The Velveteen Rabbit but it's been ages since I've actually read that book, so it could just be that it's because it's about a toy rabbit.
I would recommend this book to everyone. It's delightful and darling and heart-breaking (in the best way possible). If you have the capability, pick it up and give it a read.
Favorite Quote: "Someone will come for you. But first you must open your heart."
Middle Grade March Count: 4