Rating: 2 Stars
A man is set on ending his life one night during a particularly bad low point. He gets into an accident and wakes up from it, mostly unscathed and begins to walk. He finds he’s walked to his childhood home – which he and his sister keep paying to maintain, despite the fact that they don’t live in it anymore. That’s where he finds his mother, waiting for him at home. He spends the day with her, running all of her errands while they chat away.
Honestly, out of all of Micth Albom’s books this one didn’t hit me in the feels. I usually sob like a baby while reading anything he’s ever written, but this one turned up a bit flat. I didn’t really feel very much emotion (especially since the point was that he had one more day with his mother.) I’m not sure if I’m just becoming jaded, but I don’t think this one stands up to the rest of his library of powerfully written books. I went in with high expectations because I’ve never disliked anything I’ve read by him – and I didn’t dislike this one either – but I felt a little disappointed. It wasn’t that the book was good or bad. It wasn’t that the writing was good or bad. It just didn’t seem to have the emotion required for a Mitch Albom book. But it’s a short read and didn’t drag on, so it I don’t feel like I came out having wasted time. It was nice. Just not The Five People You Meet in Heaven nice. Always worth a read, but if it’s the first Albom book you’re picking up, I say stick to one of his more hyped books because you certainly will sob like a baby!
Disclaimer: All thoughts and opinions are simply my own honest ones and I have not been asked to write this review. Not everyone may agree with my thoughts and that’s okay! I hope you enjoy reading about mine.