The Five People You Meet in Heaven

by Mitch Albom

I loved how Mitch Albom made this story. Tuesdays with Morrie was better, but this was another addition to Albom's brilliance. If you like made-up places and heartwarming stories, this book is definitely for you.

The story revolves around Eddie, a repairman in Ruby Pier amusement park. He dies in an untimely accident and was faced with questions of uncertainty with regards to his death. He sees his life as a senseless timeline of dull moments and never saw it as a precious entity given to him. As Eddie sets foot to journey in the heaven (or just an imagined piece of it), he is welcomed by a person to whom he was entrusted. Each person has a story to tell, a relation to Eddie and a lesson to unfold. They come after another when they sense that Eddie has learned a valuable lesson about his life and that his life is intertwined with other people's lives.

The beginning was entitled 'The End' because according to Albom, "All ends are beginnings, we just don't know it yet." And with this line he started his story - actually it's not his story because it was Eddie's story. Albom made another touching story here because he really hit the part where I was vulnerable. Almost all ages could relate to Albom; his stories come in handy paperbacks but you would be much surprised of what's in store.

I recommend this story to anyone who wonders what heaven would look like or what heaven is made up of. The story implies a strong message that will be engraved in our hearts. It may not be a tearjerker like Tuesdays with Morrie which made me cry over for a couple of days and still got the hangover of it till now, The Five People You Meet in Heaven would surely give you a proper lesson on the values of life and will make you realize that your life does not only revolve on you, but is also connected with others' lives.

Rating: 4 stars - The plot revealed interesting twists like how the Blue Man came to be connected to Eddie and why Eddie was working on the Ruby Pier. The story also featured my country but to keep my review from being biased, even if Albom didn't make the setting in Philippines, I would still give this book 4 stars because the plot really revealed some interesting points in Eddie's life. But I didn't like the idea of jumping from one story to another and the dialogue was kind of slow and then fast. There were some points where the conversation lasted like it wasn't supposed to be read but instead, to be spoken.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

i really like this book..

iris_chocoworm said...

wow. thanks for droppin' some comment on my blog! it's good that you loved the book!

Anonymous said...

i really liked this book. There were some things i disagreed with but all in all it was a good book. The fact is i have to do a report on the book and am having a hard time putting all my thoughts on paper. I would definitley recommend the book to everyone.

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