|Plot Summary of Five People You Meet in Heaven|
Hyperion, Sept 2003, 19.95, 196
Eddie had worked for years at maintenance at Ruby Pier Amusement Park insuring the rides were safe for patrons. Though he did his job meticulously and everyone kind of knew Eddie, adults never took him seriously. Children seem to like him but even Eddie when he became an octogenarian reflecting back on his life felt he achieved zero. Eddie recently died trying to save a little girl.
Eddie regains consciousness in heaven. Five people, one at a time, shows him the positive impact of his life on others. Though in terms of major impact, his deeds may seem small, Eddie begins to understand the essence of God's gift of life to mankind. Humanity consists of a vast series of interconnecting networks that mesh the lives of everyone. No matter how minute, that iota of caring impacts people even those outside your sphere and Eddie clearly cared.
This is a strong modern day parable that reminds readers that everyone counts.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Five People You Meet in Heaven|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 70%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- sensitive (sigh....)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
- search for identity/new understanding
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- blue collar worker
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
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