The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
In this enchanting sequel to the number one bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddie’s heavenly reunion with Annie—the little girl he saved on earth—in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect.
Fifteen years ago, in Mitch Albom’s beloved novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, the world fell in love with Eddi...more
you wil…moreYou can read this book without rereading the Five People You Meet in Heaven. The author has a way of reintroducing Eddie in the book.I am sure
you will remember the original as you read the story about Annie the little girl he saved.(less)
💖 Mitch Albom is one of my favourite authors. He manages to make the mundane parts of life magical and heart warming.
I absolutely love The Five People You Meet in Heaven and this is set up as a sequel to that one. We follow Annie, the y ...more
Everyone wanted a sequel to one of the most beloved books, and Mitch Albom has delivered!
Briefly, to set the stage, in The Five People You Meet in Heaven, we met Eddie, a rough and gruff war veteran turned mechanic who passed away in the act of saving a little girl named Annie. Eddie’s trip to heaven involved questions and answers about the meaning of life.
In this follow-up, Annie’s story is told.
After the accident that took Eddie’s life, Ann ...more
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I was once told in a college Philosophy course that we, as humans are made of energy. The professor then went on to say that energy can never be destroyed and asked us to form our own conclusions about what he had just said. As I read The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, I could not help but recall that professor and his words.
Perhaps we would all like to believe, well probably more to know, the existence of an ...more
A quick follow up - whipped-up sequel to
“The Five People You Meet In Heaven”.
And for heaven’s sake...this sequel’s core premises is that ‘everything’ happens for a reason:
...we are all accepted -loved - forgiven
- there is always hope and love.
Flat hallmark writing. I was too cynical for it.
This little book kept me slightly entertained with my naughty scrooge critical mind while sitting on the airplane.
Not to worry - I criticized myself, too, for bein ...more
After Annie's accident, she had no memory of what had happened to her. She has been haunted by what the truth might reveal. Annie is now an adult and another accident finds her on her own journey to heaven where she will be reunited with Eddie. Annie's life has not been easy, b ...more
The Next Person You Meet in Heaven is ...more
Probably because I felt closer to the character, a young woman like me, I preferred this one to the first of the serie.
I liked how it was dramatic and beautiful at the same time. It was a short read and it felt like a page turner. The first third of the book was a 3-star for me and then it turned out really good. I read it two weeks ago and when I closed it I wanted to rate it 4.5 stars. I now realize it's not as mem ...more
He is just a wonderful, wonderful writer and so blessed as a story teller.
I have been eagerly awaiting The next person you meet in heaven ever since I heard it was being released this Oc ...more
The story starts with the death of a young woman Annie who had been saved from a near fatal accident as a young girl. She then meets five people who tell her a story to explain to her the meaning of her life.
I would like to thank NetGalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
5 stars. Every grief journey is different. However, the endless questions grief bring is the same even if it a different shape.
I am seeking answers from everywhere. This book helps to answer several questions. I still have more but I better understand why and the next road to take with this book. One example I better understand now why some questions cannot be answered asap. I still will be searching. I cannot accept what happen not can I talk about it.
When a person is ready, this book co ...more
now feel that Mitch Albom succeeds in his fiction writing by bringing enjoyment to people of many faith backgrounds and uniting them in that sense of enjoyment.
I love encountering glimpses of heaven in literature. I especially love those I have found in the writings of CS Lewis.
from The Last Battle book 7 Narnia:
The Pevensie kids get into Heaven, where you can run ...more
My favorite parts are when Annie meets the third and the fifth person in her life. I cried and I'm not prepared for the emotional impact. Also, I'm sure you recognize her from the first book in the series.
Literally. Crying. No joke. Crying. 😭
This book is so stirring, eye opening and emotional! Beautifully written, and totally worth reading. I loved the 1st one and loved this one even more. It had a twist I didn't see coming since I was so engrossed with what was happening to Annie in heaven to notice any clues to the ending. You don't even have to be religious to be moved by this story. Recommend this book 100%!
I read The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom in 2013 when my reading tastes were very different so I was a little apprehensive going into this sequel. I would suggest that this is more of a companion novel to be honest as it is of course useful to have read the previous one, it isn't necessary.
I enjoyed Annie as a protagonist and found that Mitch Albom tied the two novels together beautifully. ...more
THE NEXT PERSON YOU MEET IN HEAVEN is a sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven. When Annie was only eight-years-old she lost her left hand in a horrific accident at the Ruby Pier amusement park. The hand was surgically reattached but it left an indelible mark on Annie’s life. She doesn’t remember the tragic accident that killed Eddie, the amusement park mechanic but it left ...more
As an author myself, I don't include spoilers in my reviews, because I don't think that is fair to an author or his/her potential readers. Yet I can safely say the plot ...more
For me, this better than it's prequel. It's sad and heartbreaking and touching.
Annie's life is more interesting than Eddie's. The things she struggles, her relationship with her mother, how she turn her life over, her love life and then her husband. I just felt that her story has a lot of lesson that you can get. It's just beautiful.
I just feel so heartbroken at the end. Things could have turn the other way. Like seriously. Who would want that to happen? No one I guess. ...more
Annie died right after her life was finally coming together. She just got married when the accident happened and she died. Annie is now traveling through Heaven meeting people from her past some she recognizes and others she has to think harder on how she knows them as they each teach her a lesson from her time on earth.
This was really cute really sweet and I really liked that her dog was one of the “people” she meet in heaven.
The next person you meet in heaven ⭐️
Annie just got married as ...more
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"What's the truth?" Annie asked.
"That the end of loneliness is when someone needs you." The old woman smiled. "And the world is so full of need.”