The Next Person You Meet in Heaven: I Finally Read The Sequel of The Five People You Meet in Heaven! || A Book Review

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven

Author:  Mitch Albom

Publisher: SPHERE

Released: September 5th, 2019

Genre: Fiction

Pages: 224

Format: Paperback

Characters: Annie, Eddie, Paulo, …

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 Eddie, a grizzled war veteran- turnintersect.

Source: Goodreads

If you don’t already know, I’ve been waiting to read this book since last year. I repeat LAST YEAR! My wait was finally over when the paperback is finally out! (the hardback was pretty but it costs me a fortune :’) ). I’d have bought a copy but thank you Definitely Books for sending a copy to me in exchange for an honest review.

Reading this book brought back lots of memory, especially when I was near to the end of it. I honestly love everything about this book, from the characters up till the plot. We don’t even need to talk about the writing style, beautiful as always. If you are thinking, why is she keep praising the author? BECAUSE MITCH ALBOM IS MY FAVOURITE AUTHOR DUUHH!

The story was paced real nicely, I love how the plot progressed and the flashbacks of Annie’s younger self in between the chapters. I think those flashbacks weren’t that unusual or unique, but it contributes to the plot and tell the readers how exactly one event impacts another and why she met all those people in heaven.

The only thing that made me feel disconnected with the story was the fact that Albom decided to describe more on HOW heaven looks like for the deceased, which I couldn’t bring myself into the concept that much. Maybe because the differences in our faiths and beliefs may affect my perception into the description written. It’s weird that I didn’t have much problem with this aspect of his books previously, it’s just this one.

Other than that, I appreciate the message and the story delivered by Albom. The ripple effect or how our decisions in life could have impacts on others’ is a real thing and we never truly know unless we crossed path. I love every second I spent reading this book, would I reread? Oh yes, of course. Would I recommend this, hell yeah~!

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