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…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)
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 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.
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
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
I enjoyed the experience of discovering what this book is about - what happens and why - way too much to in any way compromise another read ...more
I have to say I loved The Five People You Meet In Heaven, but I ADORED The Next Person You Meet In Heaven, and devoured it in one day. Mitch’s writing is just beautiful, descriptive and highly emotive. I smiled, I cried, I sobbed. Anyone who has suffered loss of any kind will find some connection, some solace even in these two boo ...more
So this book is a sequel to the the five people you meet in heaven, not really directly so you could read this a standalone. It is a part of the world of that book. And somehow it's was kinda weak when it's compared to its predecessor and I was disappointed.
As far as I can remember, The Five People You Meet in Heaven is one of my favorite Albom books (together with the timekeeper and the magic strings of frankie presto). B ...more
"...when you first get to heaven, you meet five people from your time on earth. They were all in your life for a reason... They teach you something you didn't realize while you were alive. It helps you understand the things you went through."It has been 8 years since I read The Five People You Meet in Heaven , and it's been 15 long years since that book was published. Wow, where did the time go? Even though it's been so many years since I read that book, I still hold it very dearly to my heart ...more
Where the character Eddie worries about a meaningless life, here Annie worries that her life is just a series of mistakes; including the mistake which sees her start her journey in Heaven. Annie's life is dutifully and deeply explored through the telling of Annie's ...more
Endings are also beginnings, we just don’t know it at the time…..
I don’t know one person who did not love The Five People You Meet in Heaven. And I don’t know anyone that won’t love this book either. It is so needed in the times we live in. It is filled with love, wonder, hope, and faith. I know some people will find it too saccharine because there are always those that scoff at anything with goodness, but I, for one, found it uplifting and elevating to th ...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.”