Friday, November 16, 2018

Review ~ The Next Person You Meet In Heaven #Book #MitchAlbom

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Book Review: The Next Person You Meet In Heaven 


Author: Mitch Albom
Book/Series: The Five People You Meet In Heaven 
Genre: Fiction

This is the sequel to “The Five People You Meet In Heaven.” We meet again with an adult Annie, the little girl, that was injured at Ruby Pier Amusement Park.  We see how Annie has grown up and the turmoil the accident has had on her life.  She cannot remember the day of the accident. Annie marries Pablo and on her wedding night, she dies.  She encounters five people in heaven just as Eddie did in the first book. One of the people Annie meets in heaven is Eddie, the park mechanic, that saved her life.   Each person she meets in heaven will teach her a lesson.  In the book we see heaven.  The view for each character is different. 

Both stories hold a spiritual element.  They talk about heaven and forgiveness. You are faced with hardships and how you confront the injuries, bad decisions, and struggles while alive.  Each person Annie meets teaches her a valuable lesson that we too can learn from.  When Annie touches Eddie’s hand you are transported to his life. You see Eddie as a baby, how his dad treated his family, up to the moment he died. You feel his sorrow at finding out he killed someone during the war that he didn’t know he did. You view that person’s side of the story. You get to see and feel what they felt.  The decisions they made and how it played out.  A delightful story that will pull your heartstrings and keep you on the edge of your seat to the very end. What a surprise ending it is, but you need to read the book to find out how it ends. 


  1. What sorrow to have to relive some of the tragedy in our lives. Interesting and I can see how it would draw you in and keep you reading.

  2. It sounds like a good book and I have so many I have missed. I will drop the hint for my husband to get me this for the holidays.

  3. This is on my list this Christmas. I'm hoping my hubby gets the hint and gets it

  4. This sounds like an awesome book. Nothing is better than cuddling up with a great book by the fire!

  5. Sounds like an interesting book, and one that makes you think about your life. I hadn't heard of this one before, it would be neat to check it out.

  6. This sounds like quite an interesting read. I'd love to take a look at it and see about reading it myself, will have to check it out! - Jeanine

  7. Sounds like a very unique plot and an interesting one at that! It makes me wonder what 5 people would show up for me...

  8. I'm not sure I can ever go back to any other place, after an experience like this. This event space is appropriate in a space that lends so much gravitas to events. The design is sharp and environment is unbelievably good.