Review of The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Title: The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Author: Mitch Albom
Date Completed: 03/13/2004

Rereadability Rating: 0.5
Lifechangeability Rating: 1
Entertainment Rating: 3.5

Sarah borrowed this from someone at her school, and I decided to check it out. It has 547 reviews on Amazon (as of my finishing it), so evidently lots of people have read it or feel strongly about it. I enjoyed it as far as reading goes, but it, as expected, had some weird things to say about heaven. It’s more or less a story about how our lives, however insignificant and mundane they may seem to us, touch others in unknown ways. When you go to heaven, you meet up with five people whose lives intersected yours, and they talk to you about how. Then you can realize the role you’ve played. Anyone whose read the book probably wouldn’t think I’m doing it justice, but there’s not really another good way for me to explain it. It was a feel good book, that dealt with tragedy, and that’s cool. I’m glad I read it. I’ll leave it at that.

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Note: This book review has been included in my site for historical purposes. I might not hold the same views as I did when it was written. If I don’t, hopefully I’m more right now…

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