The Next Person You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven

By Mitch Albom

  • Release Date: 2018-10-09
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 763 Ratings)


In this enchanting sequel to the #1 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.

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, 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.


  • Mitch did it AGAIN!

    By sleepyblackboy
    This book was just as good, if not better than, the first book. I blew threw the pages so quickly and became so attached to the characters. 10/10 would recommend.
  • Smooth Run

    By O Keeys
    An open streak read… All sectors were eventually put together by detail when the dialogue completed in each chapter. I’m happy to have felt that relationship paths will always make a person be uplifted when due.
  • Cleanse the Soul

    By JenoPsychNP
    Coming from a nurse, this will tear at the fiber of our being. Nurturing our souls and validation of why we do what we do. Each of us has a story. Mostly, we give the gift of hope but forget why. This book brings to the the importance of forgiveness, hope, and acceptance through the eyes of the main character. The protagonist being our own self.
  • Wonderful

    By juliaswann
    Was nervous after reading the first and being obsessed, but wow did not disappoint. Read in two hours, really makes you think and leaves you with hope
  • The Five People you meet in Heaven

    By Ralphnun1
    I can only hope and pray that I can see, and talk to special family members and loved ones in Heaven. Wonderful story.
  • Beautiful

    By K-Rose_the_Death_Metal_Chick
    I could not stop reading this book. To be honest, I even cried a little at the end.
  • Wonderfully written

    By I....W...7
    I read this book in four hours. I couldn’t put it down until it was done. My husband and kids had to fend for themselves last night because there was no dinner. Oops...😁 I wish I had read the first book but a co worker of mine gave this one to me and said I should read it. I am definitely getting the first one and whatever Mitch has next. Great job!!!
  • Loved this book

    By Reallydisapp54
    Indeed a masterpiece. Worth the read.
  • He did it again

    By GoozieGoo1992
    Lovely from beginning to end
  • So beautiful

    By Ugdrcvjiyfxcnkllllknfddcv
    The Next Person You Meet in Heaven is truly such a beautiful piece of fiction. It takes you on a journey that evokes emotions and keeps you strongly connected to the story. I first read The Five People You Meet in Heaven in high school and it became one of my favorite books, so when the sequel came out I was so excited. I felt that this book really did justice to the first one. It’s an easy read that is reminiscent of the first, and I finished it within 24 hours. The story continues with the life and death lessons that Annie, the little girl that Eddie saved in the first book, and introduces the souls that were connected to her life growing up. Overall, it brings forth the concept that every life on the planet (human and animal) is connected in ways that may not always be obvious but are important beyond our understanding while we live. “No story sits by itself. Our lives connect like threads on a loom, interwoven in ways we never realize.” I cried from this book, just as I did with the first one, and felt it was a spectacular story full of emotion and the celebration of connection and the lessons that life has to offer.