For One More Day – Mitch Albom

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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.

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  1. Beth F says:

    Thanks for the honest review. I’m not big on too much sappiness, so I’ll pass this one up.

  2. Karen says:

    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!

    1. Jackie says:

      Karen, You are probably right! I must have been in a good mood when I rated this book – I think I agree with your lower rating now!

  3. Elaine says:

    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.

    1. Jackie says:

      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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