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The Five People You Meet In Heaven Non-Spoiler Review

Average Rating – 3.91 stars 

Genre – Contempoarary 

Format – Hardback 

Length – 196 pages 

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Synopsis (Goodreads) 

From the author of the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie, a novel that explores the unexpected connections of our lives, and the idea that heaven is more than a place; it’s an answer. 

Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It’s a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie’s five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his “meaningless” life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: “Why was I here?”

 

Thoughts 

Pros 

  • It was a re-read for me and loved it even more. I first read this book in my Grade 8 year and it has stuck with me ever since. 
  • Such a beautiful and powerful story. 
  • Ed is such a lovable character. 
  • Thee writing was pure magic. 
  • Loved how protective Ed was with the little girl. 
  • Loved following the different people that Ed has touched in Heaven. 
  • At the end of the book I felt like Ed was my friend. 

Cons 

  • No cons. This book was amazing!! 

 

Rating 

Plot – 5 stars 

Characters – 5 stars 

Writing – 5 stars 

Pacing – 5 stars 

Narrator – 5 stars 

Enjoyment – 5 stars 

Overall – 5 stars 

 

I would absolutely recommend this book. 

 

“No story sits by itself, Sometimes stories meet at corners and sometimes they cover one another completely, like stones beneath a river.” 

― Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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