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The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
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Sep 09, 2008

it was amazing
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** spoiler alert ** SPOLIER ALERT!!! DO NOT READ ANY FARTHER IF YOU HAVENT READ YET!!! What an incredible book this was. This was about a man who dies. He dies trying to save a little girl at the amusement park he worked as a maintenance man. After he dies, he meets 5 people who actually show him his life had meaning. Eddie, didn’t believe he was worth anything. He thought his life meant nothing. He first meets a man he accidently helped die after the man almost kills him with a car. The second one he meets is his captain in the army. He helps him understand what actually happened while he was fighting in the war. Captain shot eddie’s knee to keep him from entering a burning building that they set after they escaped from their captors. Eddie entered the burning building because he thought he saw a little kid in there. The third person is the woman who the amusement park was named after. She wanted Eddie to see the good in what Eddie did. She also helped him forgive his father after seeing the real man he was. The fourth person he meets is his wife. He loved her and only her. After she died of cancer, he never loved again. She showed him how much that really meant to her. The fifth person was the little girl who actually was in the burning building during the war. So he wasn’t losing his mind. This was a surprise ending. And you also found out he saved the little girl at the amusement park. And his life did have meaning. Because of how well he did his job, always making sure the rides were safe. Looking out for the kids, his life really did have value. One by one, these mostly unexpected characters remind him that we all live in a vast web of interconnection with other lives; that all our stories overlap; that acts of sacrifice seemingly small or fruitless do affect others; and that loyalty and love matter to a degree we can never fathom. This book brought tears to my eyes. It is definitely one of the good ones
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Victoria The point of reviews is to tell how you likedthe book and what it made you think of while reading, no to tell all of the main parts and spoil it for everyone!

Kellie That's why I have "Spoiler Alert" at the beginning...

Tintin haha its like you made it the summary of the book.

Zach Schneier On the mobile app there was no spoiler warning, incredibly frustrating

Saira i don't see why people are complaining.. she has typed in caps SPOILER ALERT!

Deborah I enjoyed your review.

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Rishitha P. Me too!

Rachit Bansal Very good review and yes an incredible book.

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