The Five People You Meet In Heaven

By Mitch Albom

#1 New York Times BestSeller

"The Five People You Meet In Heaven" by Mitch Albom is a story following the life of an eighty three year old maintenance man who has worked at an amusement park called Ruby Peer his entire life. Eddie dies heroically by trying to save a young girl when a cart detaches from it's ride and plummets towards the ground beneath it. Through out the story he meets five people who would teach him an important life lesson in a form of a story. Each lesson he is taught relates to some moment in his life. These five people have waited for him to show the impact he had on there own lives. One example is the first person or the "blue man" who used to work at Ruby Peer as a side show worker showing off his strange blue skin. The way he left a mark in his life was by unintentionally giving him a heart attack which led to his death. At the time Eddie was playing at the peer when he chased his baseball into the street not knowing what would happen next as a the car the blue man was inside swerved around Eddie, the blue mans heart began to pump with adrenalin.The blue mans heart couldn't take all this and soon gave out. Eddie was told the the blue man was just one of the five people he will meet whose lives were just as altered by Eddies actions during his life on earth. Eddies journey started of very confusing but soon the pieces of the puzzle fell into place and he was able to comprehend all of it.

About The Author

"Mitch Albom is an author, play writer, and a screenwriter who has written seven books, including, Have A Little Faith and Tuesdays With Morrie. The Five People You Meet In Heaven, his first novel, was an instant number 1 New York Times Best Seller that has since sold seven million copies world wide. Both Tuesdays With Morrie and The Five People You Meet In Heaven were made into acclaimed TV films. Mitch also works as a columnist and broadcaster, and serves on numerous charitable boards."
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Quote From The Book

"In order to move on you must understand what you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it"

-Mitch Albom

What surprised me

I was very surprised that at the end of Eddies story that it was revealed to him whether he saved the girl at the peer or not. I was surprised because when ever he asked each of his four people, they just ignored the question or gave him a vague response. Still at the end even though he did find out it was in a very confusing matter. I'm glad that the author waited towards the end because that is what Eddie was waiting for to hear and it made it that much more interesting.

Praise or pan

From the beginning to the end of the story the author made Eddie's journey very likable and interesting. At first i was a little skeptical because i have never read a book like this and wasn't sure if i would like it, but when it was recommended to me, i gave it a chance and wasn't disappointed. In my opinion this is a great read it always has you at the edge of your seat waiting for what's to come next.

What impressed me

What impressed me the most in this novel was how every piece fit together perfectly. For example how all of the stories his five people told him went into his life so smoothly. I didn't have one doubt or question once i heard the entire thing. I am also very impressed at how the author created the back stories so well for his five people you meet in heaven. All of the five people had a touching story that relates to Eddie, that greatly impressed me while reading.