The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

By Mitch Albom

  • Release Date: 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 633 Ratings


Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him, as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?"


  • best book I have read in a long time.

    By gilmourg
    This novel single-handedly reignited my love for fiction. Absolutely beautiful.
  • 5 People You Meet in Heaven is Great!

    By enj0yl!f3
    Like “Tuesdays with Morrie”, this book made me think of the people who touch our lives. Whether it’s a professor or someone you don’t even know, we touch many lives and our actions may have unknown reactions. This book will allow you to consider who’s life you touched and how your actions have consequences in others lives. This is a great read.
  • Love. It 💜❤️

    By Hersheyc
  • Amazing

    By Chrisapie33
    I read this book and it moved me and now it’s my favorite
  • Love it

    By Lbluegamer
    This is an amazing book that I love and would read again
  • Amazing

    By Crazy_Shelly_1214
    I was blown away by this book. It is definitely a must read.
  • So good

    By Jay Elliott
    This book changed my life
  • Loved it

    By patdok
    I read this in my Honors English class back in August. At first I was a bit skeptical, but once I really got into the book, it was amazing. The end had such a plot twist. This book was so good, that I started crying at one point. I've recommended this book to lots of my friends.
  • 5 People You Meet in Heaven

    By 5 Memorable People
    This book was amazing when I say amazing I mean amazing. Here I thought this story would be an ok story but I sure was wrong. This teaches us about what one old man did in his life after he was dead, and hidden secrets about all the five people he meets. The Blue man, His captain, Ruby, Marguerite, and lastly a little girl named Tara I believe all share what they had to do with his life, and they all taught him a lesson.
  • Amazing book

    By Jjr199944
    By far one of the best books I've ever read. This book has taught me a lot about life. It is definitely worth the $10 and I would recommend it to anyone.