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The Five People You Meet In Heaven

The story centers on Morrie, a war veteran, who is very alone in life after the death of wife. He has been head of maintenance at Ruby Park, an amusement park, for as long as he can remember. On the morning of his 83rd birthday, he is killed in a tragic accident at the park. Then, as the book continues, and as the title suggests, he meets five people that have significantly impacted him, or he to them. He isn't in paradise, he is in five other people's heavens. In each heaven, he learns a lesson. He meets "The Blue Man" (a freak attraction at the amusement park) and learns about coincidences , "The Captain" (Eddie's commanding officer in the Philippines during WWII) and learns about sacrifices,  Ruby (the inspiration for Ruby Pier, Morrie's amusement park) teaches him about forgiveness, Marguerite (his wife) who teaches him about love, and I don't want to ruin the fifth one, so you should read the book! Mitch Albom is also the author of the Tuesdays with Morrie, a real story about a dying man who Albom interviewed every Tuesday. If you have not read that, do so immediately! This book makes you think about death and who are the five most important people in your life. I think, that is one of the most important things a book can do, is make you think about something and have a lasting impact on you. Rating: ★★★★★

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