Book Review of "The Five People You Meet in Heaven"

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Have you ever thought about what is the meaning of life. Where are you come from? Where are you going? Why are you here? Is it destiny or coincidence? Or have you thought about why is life a terminal disease? Why does everyone has to die? What's heaven like? What's hell like? If you read this book, "the five people you meet in heaven" by Mitch Albom, you will understand everything!

The story starts with the main character Eddie's last 50 min on earth. How interesting is that! He dies while trying to save a girl from a falling cart. He wakes in heaven, he meets five people, some he knew, some are strangers to him. Each of them explained the why's and how's of Eddie's life and taught him a lesson.

I think this novel is a great success. Although most stories happens in heaven, the main character Eddie is a human, his actions and things are very logic and realistic.

He has worries, fears, faults and emotional moments, which all proved that he's very real. The story evolves in a way that you always want to know what happens next to Eddie. And I think Eddie is worth remembering, he always gives me impressions of kindness, innocence, and righteousness. So the book definitely passed the test of character. Usually when people think of heaven , it is always a paradise like garden, where you float on clouds, laze on a river, but this book approaches the subject by introducing a heaven where you meet five people and have your life explained. I think it is very creative and it just immediately grabs your attention and captures your curiosity. So it also pasts the test of theme.

I enjoyed very bit of this book. I'd say it's...