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Independent Reading Book Project Essay

1312 words - 6 pages

Student name: Daniel 
Period: 3 
Title of the Book: The Five People You Meet in Heaven 
Author: Mitch Albom 
Genre: P​
hilosophical fiction  
Pages: 1­196 
Publishing Company: ​
Hyperion Books                                Copyright date: 2003 
Standards:Reading 2.0; Writing 2.2 
I. Describe the protagonist (main Characters) of your book. 
The main protagonist is an old man named Edie. Edie is a thick, squat, old man with white 
hair, and a limp. He is kind and big­hearted with children. Eddie has worked at Ruby Pier as a 
maintenance worker for almost all his life. Eddie was a caring and compassionate man but he did 
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 The main setting is Heaven which is divided to 

stages, each having its own setting. In the first stage of heave, the setting is in Ruby Pier. Then it 
is a Battlefield. The third stage, occurs in place where mountains are covered with snow, away 
from the ocean. In the fourth stage, the setting in many wedding receptions. The final stage 
transpires in a river in the middle of a forest.  

Describe the mood (atmosphere) of your book: 
The mood in this book changes as Eddie continues his journey through Heaven. In the 

beginning is has a melancholy mood. We learn that he lives a sad, lonely life. Eddie had a terrible 
relationship with his father, stayed in a career he didn't enjoy, got injured during the war, and was 
depressed after the death of his wife. But as the story continues, the five people make Eddie reflect 
on his life and explain why things happened. This makes the mood calm, r​
eflective, nostalgic, 
introspective, and cathartic​
. At the end, the mood changes to happiness. We learn that Eddie did 
save the little girl and the readers feel joyful for Eddie as he makes peace with himself. 

Explain the Climax or “turning point” of your book: 

The Climax happens almost at the end of the book ​
when Eddie finds out that he was 
responsible for Tala's death in the Philippines during World War II. Tala, a young girl, is the fifth 
person that Eddie meets in Heaven. She says, "You burn me. You make me fire" (188). When 
Eddie escaped the prison camp, along with his comrades, he burned down the whole camp. Eddie 
burned down the house where Tala was in. Eddie has had recurring dreams after the war of 
"wandering through the flames in the Philippines on his last night of war," leaving a "general 
darkness" hanging over his life​ ddie breaks down at this moment, dropping to his knees and 
. ​
crying of horror and guilt. He realizes that he burned an innocent girl.  

How does your book end?  
The book ends with Eddie finding his peace and purpose of life. He washes Tala and 

removes all the burnt skin. Tala tells Eddie that he saved the little girl. He was a protector of 
children at Ruby Pier. He help prevent many accidents.  
After Eddie’s accident, Ruby Pier reopens after the third day, Dominguez, Eddie’s 
assistant, is promoted to Eddie’s old position.We learn that the key that ruptured the cable in the 
ride belonged to Nicky, Ruby’s Great­Grandson. (Ruby was the woman who named the Pier, 
Ruby Pier). The novel ends with how “Amy or Annie”, the little girl that Eddie saved, will 
eventually die and met with her five people one of them being Eddie. 

In what ways does this ending “resolve” the conflict of your book” i.e., what is the 

resolution of the conflicts you described above? 
 Eddie’s worst fear had come true: he had killed an innocent child during the war while 
burning down the camp. ​

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