Posted in 5*, Adult Fiction

The Five People you Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

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The Five People you Meet in Heaven is a beautiful story that guides you through Eddie’s journey to Heaven and the five people who played a key part in his life along the way.

I absolutely loved this book and found that I just wanted to keep reading to see who Eddie would meet next and what their story would mean to Eddie. This is a thought provoking book, that makes you think about death, how you envision heaven and what happens after you die compared to what Eddie is experiencing.

A truly brilliant book full of emotion that I really enjoyed and am excited to know there is a sequel due to be released

Book Blurb
Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It’s a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie’s five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his “meaningless” life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: “Why was I here?

Posted in Younger Readers Age 9-12

The Bubble Boy

I love getting the chance to read books Daisy has bought so last week I chose The Bubble Boy by Stewart Foster Author from her bookshelf

Such a lovely story, about the amazing Joe who is stuck in a hospital room due to a life threatening condition which means he can’t come into contact with any germs.

This story is full of hope, desperation, friendship, loss and love. I borrowed this book from my daughter as I liked the sound of it. I am so pleased I did as it is a brilliantly written and inspirational story

Book Blurb
They call it a crash when the blood goes from my head to my feet, pours out into the room and drains through a hole in the middle of the floor. They call it a crash when the walls start spinning and the pictures blur. Then the ceiling turns black and the floor turns black and I don’t know which way I’m facing any more.

Eleven-year-old Joe can’t remember a life outside of his hospital room, with its beeping machines and view of London’s rooftops. His condition means he’s not allowed outside, not even for a moment, and his few visitors risk bringing life-threatening germs inside his ‘bubble’. But then someone new enters his world and changes it for ever.

THE BUBBLE BOY is the story of how Joe spends his days, copes with his loneliness and frustrations, and looks – with superhero-syle bravery, curiosity and hope – to a future without limits. Expect superheroes, super nurses and a few tears from this truly unique story.

Posted in 5*, Adult Fiction

The After Wife by Cass Hunter

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This is a book everyone is talking about and fully deserves the attention it is receiving The After Wife by Cass Hunter

The After Wife is a book that I am not sure I can portray how brilliantly good it is through my review. Once you pick it up you become emotionally invested and have to keep reading. It is a genius story and different to anything else I have read and it really gets you thinking about what is possible with technology.

I loved the characters they were a brilliant blend, with iRachel demonstrating just how fierce a wife / mothers love can be and looking after her family even after she is gone. This is a story that triggers all of the emotions and left me speechless once I had finished and wanting to read the book and experience them all over again.


Book Blurb

When Rachel and Aidan fell in love, they thought it was forever.

She was a brilliant, high-flying scientist. He was her loving and supportive husband.

Now she’s gone, and Aidan must carry on and raise their daughter alone.

But Rachel has left behind her life’s work, a gift of love to see them through the dark days after her death.

A gift called iRachel.


I will be recommending The After Wife as I absolutely loved how I became so emotionally invested in such a fragile story that was wonderfully executed throughout – a massive 5 shiny stars for a book that is truly memorable.