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Next Person You Meet in Heaven: The Sequel to the Five People You Meet in Heaven
Next Person You Meet in Heaven: The Sequel to the Five People You Meet in Heaven | Mitch Albom
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In this enchanting sequel to the number one bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddie's heavenly reunion with Annie--the little girl he saved on earth--in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect.Fifteen years ago, in Mitch Albom's beloved novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, the world fell in love with Eddie, a grizzled war veteran- turned-amusement park mechanic who died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddie's journey to heaven taught him that every life matters. Now, in this magical sequel, Mitch Albom reveals Annie's story.The accident that killed Eddie left an indelible mark on Annie. It took her left hand, which needed to be surgically reattached. Injured, scarred, and unable to remember why, Annie's life is forever changed by a guilt-ravaged mother who whisks her away from the world she knew. Bullied by her peers and haunted by something she cannot recall, Annie struggles to find acceptance as she grows. When, as a young woman, she reconnects with Paulo, her childhood love, she believes she has finally found happiness. As the novel opens, Annie 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 fathomed.Poignant and beautiful, filled with unexpected twists, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven reminds us that not only does every life matter, but that every ending is also a beginning--we only need to open our eyes to see it.
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Twainy
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🎧 Good sequel! I liked the time shifts in the story that slowly show the story unfolding Annie‘s life from birth until the ending. Complete character development! Good twist. Fast easy read. The narrator is good, you‘ll want to listen again.

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UwannaPublishme I really enjoyed this one too! 🙌🏻 4mo
Twainy @UwannaPublishme at first I was leery but Mitch is a good story teller … HE lured me in ❤️ (edited) 4mo
UwannaPublishme He does know how to tug at your heartstrings! 4mo
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DebbieGrillo
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I just love Mitch Albom's writing. Fiction or non, it doesn't matter. I love how this picked up from the first book, years later. My favorite Albom fiction is still The Time Keeper, and non-fiction is Have a Little Faith. Finding Chika was amazing too, better in audiobook. He reads them himself; that matters.

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Isaybooknerd
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“We are blinded by our regrets…We don‘t realize who else we punish while we‘re punishing ourselves.”-one of my favorite qoutes from this book.
This book is a sequel to #TheFivePeopleYouMeetInHeaven. It got even more interesting to have found out the other side of the story. Another set of learnings. Another heartfelt story.

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brittanybooks
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Very sweet story. Excellent on audiobook! It‘s overly sentimental but you need that sometimes. #book14of2022

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Slnb21
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Just as good as the first

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Book 6 of 2021: This is the sequel to one of my all time favourite books (the five people you meet in heaven) - so it was a welcome re-visit to a familiar world. The sequel doesn't have quite the same spark for me though, but I still enjoyed the journey.

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Dior.campbell
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“The Next Person You Meet In Heaven” by Mitch Albom to the original book “The Five People You Meet In Heaven” The original book followed a man (Eddie) through his journey in Heaven after was killed by being crushed by a carnival ride while trying to save a young girl, Annie. In this sequel book we follow Annie‘s own journey through heaven. In this book Heaven is depicted as going through 5 people who had a significant affect on your life.

Dior.campbell The genre of this novel would be inspirational fiction or philosophical fiction. A reoccurring motif in this book would be the imagery of kaleidoscope colours it represented new beginnings and the end or beginning of a life cycle. This book was written by my favourite Author and it is the sequel to my favourite novel. I would recommend this book to anyone who like a book that makes them think or look at life differently! 2y
Dior.campbell I would give this book a 100/10 I thought it was amazing and it‘s something that I will read over and over again and not get tired of! @MissYaremcio 2y
Dior.campbell Oh also, The point of view is first person (through Annie‘s eyes) it really adds to the book and I think the author did this so the reader could feel everything Annie was feeling as she was experiencing it! 2y
MissYaremcio I love Mitch Albom! He wrote my favorite novel of all time “the Magic Strings of Frankie Presto“! Great review! 6/6 2y
Dior.campbell @MissYaremcio that book is on my list to read!! 2y
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MatchlessMarie
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I liked this one even more than the original, which I was not expecting to like at all. 😅 The Lord works in mysterious ways. #BookSpinBingo

Rachhyboo I did not expect it to be based on the girl who life was saved in the first book. It had a hard life after the accident. 2y
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Started this one yesterday for #BookSpinBingo. I didn‘t read the first one on audio but the author‘s voice somehow sounds just like I imagined it would. 🎧

BeaG I didn‘t know that this existed. I‘m going to add it to my TBR List. 2y
Schnoebs Get ready for all the feels. It hit me just as hard as the first one! 2y
MatchlessMarie @Schnoebs I‘m ready to suffer 😅🖤 2y
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Eggs
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Sequel to The 5 People you Meet in Heaven. Audio and making cards ✉️✉️

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

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NatalieR
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Mitch Albom‘s books are always heartwarming and filled with positive energy. Loved this sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven. This story tells us what happened to Annie. #MountTBR

Trashcanman I spy a thumb 3y
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ValPenny One of my favourite books of all time! 3y
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dawnsworldblog
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I loved this even more than the first one ❤️😭

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Joyfulmimi
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To grasp the essence of this book it has to be read soon after “The Five People You Meet in Heaven”.‘ It not only explains that book but also them together makes this into a truly unforgettable reading experience. I thoroughly believe in Albom‘s concept of the way things work, that we are all connected. But, most importantly, I felt like I was there with all of them in Heaven. By the end, tears were running down my face. Unforgettable! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Joyfulmimi
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Waiting for my new granddaughter to be born any day now.
Favorite ice cream flavor: chocolate chip
I play the piano.

#Friyayintro

@howjessreads

SW-T How exciting! Hope all goes well 💕 3y
Joyfulmimi Thanks @SW-T ! We are very excited! This makes #4 for us!!! 3y
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Joyfulmimi
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This is captivating, reading this soon after reading “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” again. I don‘t want to put it down but work calls. (Sigh)

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This is exactly the kind of book my grandma would give me.

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Texreader
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My belated review. This is a very short read—one night for me and I‘m a slow reader. This is an uplifting follow-up to the first book, but I don‘t think it is as compelling as Five People. Annie‘s life story is good but it just wasn‘t as jaw-dropping as Eddie‘s. Five People was masterful. This book feels like the author now has a formula and can just churn out these stories. I hope he doesn‘t. A very good read but it doesn‘t need a sequel.

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"Poignant and beautiful, filled with unexpected twists, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven reminds us that not only does every life matter, but that every ending is also a beginning—we only need to open our eyes to see it." –Amazon

What more can I say... it's just one of those books...5*****

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BlueStockingReviews
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THE NEXT PERSON YOU MEET IN HEAVEN is a touching and thought-provoking chronicle of the impact of daily interactions on the lives of others. This short and simple story is written in the same easy style... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/the-next-person-you-meet-in-heaven

Texreader I just finished this one too. I really liked it! 4y
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Texreader
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I *loved* (like it was almost life-changing it was so good) the first book years ago and I expect this one to be emotional as well. Excited to make it my #LetterN book for #litsyatoz

BethM Loved the original. 4y
Texreader @BethM It was such an amazing and original book. 4y
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AndreaLove
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5 th Book this week !!! #booksbooksbooks

rather_be_reading you are on a roll!! 👏 4y
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jb72
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#24B4Monday #readathon #popjargame
First book up and finished with a total of just over two hours read. Next up from my jar pick is Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks (not a romance fan but it‘s the library bookclub pick).

Andrew65 A good start. 👏 (edited) 4y
Clwojick I loved The Five People You Meet In Heaven! I didn‘t realize this was a sequel. 😱 4y
jb72 @Clwojick I believe it just came out last year. My library happened to have it on display this week so I snatched it up. I enjoyed both books. 4y
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Clwojick Have you ever seen the movie adaptation for 5 people? I seen it about 12 years ago, but it‘s one of the rare times when they didn‘t change the story at all. 4y
jb72 @Clwojick I did have it on one day while I was doing other things, but wasn‘t fully engaged. I‘ll have to sit down and give it a go soon. John Voigt plays Eddie right? 4y
Clwojick I believe so! 4y
Clwojick If you‘re planning on participating in the #MayMadness challenge, week 1 is Book to movie adaptations. I was considering rewatching it myself that week. Especially now if I can get my hands on this book. 👏🏻 4y
jb72 @Clwojick Good idea. I saw the challenge and have been thinking about some books to movies. One of my favorite is 4y
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Schnoebs
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5⭐️

This book touches on a wide variety of diverse topics including trauma, depression, pregnancy, death (of others in your life), relationships, guilt and more. It is an emotional rollercoaster that pushes you to think more on yourself and reflect how your actions influences those around you but also how the past impacts your future (even if you don't have a direct connection to it).

#sequel #uglycry #love #signededition #mpls #twincities

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@julesG so I was ready to pick up our buddy read but then school and work has just hit me really hard and has swamped me for the next several days. Because of that I just don‘t see myself being able to get through another fantasy book due to my lack of concentration 😫 Hopefully I can pick it back up soon and I can see how you liked it once I get to it 😢 Sorry for having to bail because I was so looking forward to the book!

#mpls #twincities

julesG Why does life get in the way of reading plans? No problem, Lauren. I'll write down any thoughts and we can talk about it later. 😘 4y
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UwannaPublishme
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Finally finished one of my Christmas gifts-Mitch‘s new sequel. For me, it was worth the 14-year wait. 🥳 But you must read this one right after “Five People” to fully appreciate it. I loved revisiting Eddie, learning even more about him and then finding out all about the little girl he tried to save. And I was so pleased to read a beautiful segment about how our beloved pets are patiently waiting to see us again in heaven. Of course they are!

shellleigh33 These are both great books! 4y
UwannaPublishme @shellleigh33 Yes! 🙌🏻 Now I want to read all of his books. 4y
PurpleyPumpkin I recently read my first Mitch Albom book and, like you, now I want to read them all!📚 (edited) 4y
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Texreader
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I also got this one practically new at HPB. I loved the Five People You Meet in Heaven and @KristenDuck made me aware that this sequel exists. So....#blameitonLitsy

megnews So good! 4y
C.Perone Ok, I have to ask...What does HPB stand for? It's been in so many of your posts today I just need to know lol 4y
KristenDuck Yay ! Enjoy! 4y
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Texreader @C.Perone Half Price Books. Sorry!! 4y
C.Perone @Texreader Ah...Thanks for satisfying my curiosity 😄 4y
Texreader @megnews @KristenDuck I think I need to reread Five People first. It‘s been years. What do you think? 4y
KristenDuck @Texreader I‘d always recommend re-reading Five People just because it‘s SO good but really this is a whole new story. So I think you‘d be okay either way. 4y
megnews @Texreader it had been years for me as well. I didn‘t re-read the first so I honestly can‘t place the connection. But I did not feel like I was missing anything. It was fine as a stand alone. 4y
Texreader @KristenDuck @megnews Thank you both! Good to hear. I‘m slow to do re reads so this is good news 4y
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KristenDuck
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Annie, the girl who was saved by “Eddie Maintenance” in The Five People You Meet In Heaven is now on her own personal journey, and we also learn what happened to her immediately following the accident fifteen years ago.

Loved this sequel to one of my all-time favorite books. A very touching read with so much heart.

I recommend this to all fans of Mitch Alvin‘s first, The Five People, and anyone who believes that there‘s going to be answers.

Texreader I loved Five People too!!! I have this one. I need to read it 4y
KristenDuck @Texreader if you liked the first one, you‘ll like this one too. Same style of writing... definitely keep a tissue nearby. 4y
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MeJeMiller
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I was nervous cause this woman was about to turn 31 and so am I. Then I just got caught up in her world. I liked who she met along the way and I like that it wasn‘t like Eddie‘s story. She needed the hope that her journey gave her and I like it.

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About the author: He operates an orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Acknowledgment: Finally, my deepest thanks to my readers, who continue to surprise me, inspire me, motivate me and bless me.

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Last line: Home.

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Time passed. Like flakes shaken in a snow globe...

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...their routines intertwined, like paint colors fading into each other.

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

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There is no such thing as a nobody.

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That is how salvation works. The wrongs we do open doors to do right.

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On eafth, we get the what of things. The why takes little longer.

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War is the ssme every when and where.

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...We embrace our scars more than healing...

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

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We dont realize who else we punish while we are punishing ourselves.

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rather_be_reading

Just because you see things straight does not mean you see them in time.

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rather_be_reading

Love is not revenge. It cannot be thrown like rock. And you cannot create it to fix your problems. Forcing love is like picking a flower then insisting that it grow.

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But the things we have done are never far behind us. And like shadow, they go where we do.