The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom
When someone you love dies, a connection with that person is lost. You don’t get to see them or even talk to them any more. We will never know if it’s same the other way around. Can our departed loved ones actually see us? or are they with us without us knowing? Those are questions that none of us can answer but it is up to our discretion whether what to believe.
The First Phone Call from Heaven takes place in the small town of fictional Coldwater, Michigan. It tells the stories of people who are said to be the so-called “chosen ones” for they have received phone calls from their departed loved ones.
Death changes you. Having someone close to you pass away, is difficult and is something that takes time to accept. The people the story were obviously still grieving the loss of someone but when they received a phone call from the person they were grieving about, Hope suddenly fills the hole in their hearts. They suddenly felt an uplifting spirit. One more conversation, that’s what everyone yearns for when someone dies.
The whole book was definitely spot on. It didn’t stray far from what it wants portray. Being so, made it easier and quicker to read, There was no dull moment in the book. I finished it in a bout a day or two.
I actually felt shifts of sadness while reading the book probably because I’m that over a death of someone who recently passed away. Reading the novel made me feel the sadness that I’ve been trying to overcome for the past few months. But isn’t that what a great book does? It makes you feel the emotion.
The ending of the book was okay, but it didn’t exactly leave me with the chills that Mitch Albom books usually leave me with. Nevertheless, It was still a good book.