The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom


So, I found myself in the super unusual position of having a little free reading time this week so this was my second non-essential book this week.


I’ve had this on my TBR since late last year. I wanted to read Tuesdays With Morrie but couldn’t lay my hands on a copy so picked this one instead!


About the book (via Goodreads):

‘All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time…’

On his eighty-third birthday, Eddie, a lonely war veteran, dies in a tragic accident trying to save a little girl from a falling cart. With his final breath, he feels two small hands in his – and then nothing.

He awakens in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a lush Garden of Eden but a place where earthly life is explained to you by five people who were in it. These people may have been loved ones or distant strangers. Yet each of them changed your path forever.


My Thoughts:

I enjoyed this book. I didn’t know what to expect when I started it but it’s a lovely little book. It is essentially what it’s described as. I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars on Goodreads. I’m putting my rating in early as I’m finishing with a quote. 😊

Eddie dies and goes to heaven. Upon arriving he is greeted by a person who changed his path or whose path was changed because of him.

Each of these five people tells Eddie how he featured in their lives and what led them to him. Each story is told really well and imparts a lesson.

My favourite without a doubt:


I’ll leave the review on that note…

5 thoughts on “The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom

  1. Great review – love the quote. I didn’t enjoy the book that much which was a shame as it was such a brilliant idea – personally, it just didn’t deliver to the extent I’d hoped…

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