Reviewed by: Kitten
Blog: Abstracted ~
What would you give to spend one more day with a loved one?
Chick's life turned upside down when his mother passed away. He wasn't invited to his own daughter's wedding as he was a 'public embarrassment' thanks to his drinking problems. He wanted to end his misery and that's why he decided to end his life. He drove endlessly to his old town and visited the baseball field of his childhood.. Then drove and drove till he hit a truck.. That's where the journey begins.
He sees his mother, she walks him to their house. There, he gets to feel what he took for granted when his mom was alive, the warmth of her touch, the way she sees him differently, how she can make him feel important.. Even though he kept reminding himself that this can't be happening, he longed for one more day with his mother.
Personal Opinion: For One More Day is a heart-warming story that will keep you hooked from the first few pages. I read it overnight; the language is simple, and I felt like Mitch Albom wrote these words straight from his heart. It will make you think of the things you've taken for granted, of the times you spent away from your loved ones, of how you should take a moment to appreciate what you have and work at being a better person.
My rating: 8.5/10
I recommend this to whoever's looking for a short read, one that will keep him entertained throughout. You'll definitely love it.