Edward's Eyes by Patricia MacLachlan

Read: September 10
Format: Audio Playaway equivalent 116 pages
Source: Public Library
Subject: family, organ donation
Category: Something Borrowed/Something Blue - from the library, sad or blue Challenges: 11 in 11, 75 Book, TIOLI, SYLL
Stars: ★★★

Two brothers, Jake and Edward, are close - Jake was handed Edward as a baby and in essence made his little brother's guide in life. Early in Edward's life, Jake helped in the potty training ritual by teaching him a love of reading and baseball. As Edward grew up, baseball was their bond.


Then when family news was related of the impending addition of another child, Edward knew immediately it was a girl, named her and was made her guide at birth. However, on one fateful day, Edward went into town on his bicycle and was killed. His parents decided to donate his organs including his eyes. Jake's recovery from the tragedy was completed by the relationship with the recipient - a young baseball player.

Thanks to countrylife for recommending this book.

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