The first time I know this novel is from a Korean TV series "Love from Star", and I added this novel to my Amazon wish list in an instant. Then two years passed, "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" slept in my wish list until I knew this book again through its well-known author. It never occurred to me that an author who wrote simple and childish works like "Henry and Mudge" could write such a poignant and beautiful tale.
It is still a novel written for kids. The words are simple, the sentences are short, but the feelings are pure and deep. Edward Tulane, a doll rabbit, experienced a miraculous journey, tasted sorrow, felicity, indignation, anger, and loneliness, and embraced love in the end. At the very beginning, despite Edward's refusal, he was a doll deep inside his heart for he did not care about others, and he did not know love. However, after all those things he had gone through, though he was willing to be a doll waiting for Abilene, inside his heart, love fulfilled him, gave him hope, and enabled him not only to be a doll, but a doll who would wait, who had faith, who believed someone would come. Then, we can not call him a doll anymore.
I hope the journey of Edward will never end, but go on and on.