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The Five People You Meet in Heaven MAG

By Anonymous

     Originally, I thought this book was going to be about religion, but it caught my interest in the very first chapter and I could not put it down.

The main character, Eddie, learns the true meaning of his life when he confronts five people in heaven from his past. There are moments he needs to relive and others he never even knew happened. These are somewhat shocking and breathtaking for both Eddie and the reader.

At the beginning of the story, Eddie is harsh and unfriendly, but as the book progresses his character begins to develop. Memories allow him to realize the true meaning behind his life.

This thrilling novel speaks the truth of what happened. It is surprising, since you never know whom Eddie will meet next in heaven and what lesson he will learn. The Five People You Meet in Heaven will teach you much. It might make you cry as well as laugh.

Five People is truly a work of art and is a phenomenal piece. The end is definitely surprising and very satisfying. Set aside some time and read this well-written novel.

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i love this !

on Jul. 26 2015 at 10:08 am
SomeoneMagical PLATINUM, Durham, New Hampshire
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never read the book...but now I want to ! great review and nice intro!

C.Tessa SILVER said...
on Dec. 31 2013 at 10:37 pm
C.Tessa SILVER, Los Angeles, California
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Favorite Quote:
Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.
Christian Nestell Bovee

2 Timothy 1:7

I love the book

thewriter247 said...
on Sep. 12 2013 at 4:05 pm
I read The Five People You Meet In Heaven last year and it really stuck in my head. It's not really long, but it's deep and meaningful. I hope your review gets other kids on here to read it because it is SO worth it!

on Mar. 22 2013 at 2:05 am
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
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Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

I read 'For one more day', and it still is my fav book ever. Hope I'll get to read this one as well!

gettera said...
on Dec. 5 2012 at 4:06 pm
gettera, Columbus, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"If I'm right, I'm a prodigy. If I'm wrong, I'm mad. That's the way history is written"
~Artemis Fowl II (Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer)

This is one of my absolute favorite books ever.

on Dec. 3 2012 at 9:10 pm
E.J.Mathews GOLD, International Falls, Minnesota
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This is a very good and accurate review. I am currently reading this book in my English class, and can't wait to read the ending. Keep up the good work!

on Oct. 12 2011 at 3:38 pm
ThePeaceDaisy BRONZE, Albany, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.” - Unknown
I will change this every week!

DOn;t ruin the ending!

on May. 11 2011 at 2:07 pm
MiaMonster BRONZE, Los Alamos, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
"I often wonder if life is easier for other people, or they're just better at faking it." -Unknown

one of my absolute favorites!

on Dec. 8 2010 at 8:31 pm
starsandotherthings BRONZE, Grand Isle, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
" To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid" "Paper is more patient than man"

i read this book about 5 times, its the best book i ever read

on Aug. 31 2010 at 3:20 pm
StrongerThenBefore, Somerset, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Look into my eyes and tell me if this is the real me.

I loved this book. It was the book I chose for my summer reading homework and I absolutely loved it. The ending made me tear up.

DonAdrian24 said...
on Aug. 21 2010 at 12:50 am
too bad i lost a copy of this book.. do u hav a copy of this book can i hav it? i will give it to a special gurl..

haya said...
on Jun. 28 2010 at 4:29 am
WOW sounds amazing I love this kind of books thanks

on Apr. 18 2010 at 9:01 pm
songofheaven BRONZE, East Amherst, New York
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Favorite Quote:
I have found power in the mysteries of thought. -Euripides

The ending broke me down to tears. A wholesome, "thinking" novel, for sure. But I still can't read it without crying.

on Mar. 14 2010 at 9:48 pm
horsie_luver SILVER, Tigard, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"I cannot live without books."-Thomas Jefferson

Hey thanks for that good review! I'm going to go check it out from the library!

on Mar. 13 2010 at 3:24 pm
sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
22 articles 3 photos 329 comments

Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

Great book. His book "Have a Little Faith" really touched me too.

SillyLilli23 said...
on Nov. 11 2009 at 9:34 am
This book is amazing. Although the title makes it sound religious (and in some way it is) it isnt entirely. Anyone who enjoys a book with mixed emotions... THIS is the book for you. Laugh. Cry. Its just a good book. Period!

on Feb. 24 2009 at 7:40 pm
Samantha Violette BRONZE, Whitinsville, Massachusetts
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You got me interested in the book I gotta read it sometime.

on Oct. 9 2008 at 12:39 am
This is a great book. As it says in the review, I did cry and laugh along with the book. It encouraged me to realize the details in everything that I do.

GrumpyPoogle said...
on Sep. 18 2008 at 1:39 pm
The Five People You Meet in Heaven, is a very good book. I first saw the movie, which made me want to read the book. The book is about a Man named Eddie. He works at a place called Ruby Pier, which is a carnival place. He thens ends up dying. When he goes to heaven he meets 5 people that made a difference in his lfe.