9.28.2012

Book Club Friday #26

TGIF girlfriends!!!
 
Today, I'm linking up with Heather and Katie for Book Club Friday.
 
 
This week, I'm sharing The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom.
 
This book had been on my "to-read" list for the longest time, and when I saw it for $1 at HPB, I snagged it up immediately.
 

Book description from GoodReads:

Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?"

My thoughts:

This book was fabulous! It really makes you think about your life and how it affects others. Very thought provoking, and at a mere 196 pages it is one that could easily be read over and over again.

I gave it 5 out of 5 stars!

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7 comments:

Kristin said...

This has been on my to-read list for a while as well - thanks for the push! :) Happy Friday!

Kaitlyn's Life and Blogs said...

Love love this book!!! :) :) :) Then I start thinking who would be my "5 people" haha. The movie is great too! :)

Julie said...

I read that book a long time ago, I totally forgot about it!

Rebekah said...

I love that book!

Jade :) said...

that's my FAVORITE book in the WHOLE entire world!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!

Lauren said...

Adding this to my "to read" list :-) Have a great weekend!

Lauren {Adventures in Flip Flops} said...

I loved this novel! It definitely makes you think about how you affect everyone else, doesn't it?

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