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For One More Day – Mitch Albom

For One More Day is the story of a man who gets the chance to spend one more day with his mother, who died 8 years earlier.

I was really undecided about how to rate this book. On the one hand it was a quick, easy read. I finished it in more or less one sitting, so it must have been a page turner.

On the other hand I knew exactly what was going to happen from the beginning, and the book felt more like one long lecture on appreciating your mother, than a novel. It was just too sentimental, with no depth or real plot.

Everyone else seems to love this book, so I won’t tell you not to give it a go. It’s short enough for you to give it a try and make up your own mind. I won’t be rushing out to read any of his other books though.

5 replies on “For One More Day – Mitch Albom”

Jackie you summed up my experience of this book perfectly. I too read it very quickly but found I was not really impressed enough to go looking for any further work by this author either. Your 7/10 is a bit generous I thought, would have given it 5/10 may be 6/10 on a good day!

Having read this book and agreeing with your comments. I found the book a little predicatble and preaching, however please do not forgo other books by this writer. I read this after reading “5 people you meet in heaven”, which I enjoyed very much. I even bought it as a gift for a fellow reader who I suspected would enjoy it also – she did. Please don’t let this diappointing read put you off the author completely.

Elaine, Thank you for commenting on my blog for the first time! Thanks for letting me know that 5 People You Meet in Heaven is better – who knows I may give it a try one day!

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