Books, Fiction

The Next Person You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom Review

You lose something every day you live. Sometimes it’s as tiny as the breath you just expelled, sometimes it’s so big you think you won’t survive it.”

Excerpt From
The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
Mitch Albom

The Next Person You Meet In Heaven follows the story of the well-known and outrageous novel of Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet In Heaven. It is a melodramatic sequel which is full of heartwarming story lines and unimaginable ending.

The story goes when Annie (the one whom Eddie saved in the first novel) is marrying Paulo. But when her wedding night day ends in an unimaginable accident, Annie finds herself on her own heavenly journey and an inevitable reunion with Eddie, one of the five people who will show her how her life mattered in ways she could not have imagined.

Years ago, when I was a college student, I read “The Five People You Meet In Heaven,” and it truly made me question whether it was true. The author will do all in her power to make you believe that the story’s events actually took place. The first book was superbly written, and you wouldn’t guess that it would have a sequel.

Actually, I started reading the second book, but I wasn’t in the mood, so I put it down since I couldn’t comprehend every single thing that happened. It was similar to reading without really getting into it. I failed to accurately convey the emotions and events that the author intended for his readers to feel. I halted and picked up another book to read. After some time, I came across this book again while looking through my books and decided to give it another shot. After four days of reading, I finally completed it and was astounded by how well written it was.

I have no idea how the author managed to alter the plot in such a way that he could write a follow-up to the first novel. Mitch Albom is an excellent writer. Your belief in the veracity of his tales will be challenged. This tale will help you comprehend what genuine love is, how much you can give up, and the lengths you’ll go for your loved one. You’ll also come to understand what a “second chance” is and how God designed and crafted each of our lives. I’ll unquestionably suggest this book to everyone.

My Overall Rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Here are some phrases from the book that I highlighted and want to share with all of you along with my thoughts.😊😊

We fear loneliness, but loneliness itself does not exist. It has no form. It is merely a shadow that falls over us. And Just as shadows die when light changes, the sadness can depart once we see the truth.”

That’s accurate. We all worry about being alone. I worry about being by myself in this planet. We weren’t designed to live alone. Due to this, we experience loneliness and despair anytime we feel like it, but only until someone helps us see the light, at which point everything quickly changes. Since this is how most depressions begin, we must be aware of the strategies that might help us cope.

Love comes when you least expect it. Love comes when you most need it. Love comes when you are ready to receive it or can no longer deny it.”

Someone will come along and make us feel incomplete without having them in our life, just when we believed we would never fall in love again, that we are better off alone, or that we are strong enough not to fall in love again. I think when your heart is ready, genuine love will truly find you. It can’t be coerced or pushed. It will show up at the very last moment, place, or circumstance.

Secrets. We think by keeping them, we’re controlling things, but all the while, they’re controlling us.”

Oh my! This is my favorite. We all have secrets, some of which are so deeply buried that we don’t want them to be revealed. Because certain secrets may make or break you, unless you can keep them, they govern everything you do because you are worried that your life would become horrible if someone finds out what you are hiding.

We are blinded by our regrets. We don’t realize who else we punish when we’re punishing ourselves.”

Every time we are unhappy, our loved ones experience the same. Most of us are not conscious that our loved ones are suffering as a result of how we act, hurt, and do when we are alone and confused by our previous regrets. When we are in agony, we just think about how we feel, and we fail to see the people around us. Taking the time to observe how others are feeling might also aid in our own healing.

These are a few passages from the book that I really liked. It’s almost like an eye opener about life and love, which is why I enjoyed it so much. It is an enormous honor for me to read such a book. This is a fantastic book that we should all read. 😊😊

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