First off, I’ve been wanting to read this book for the longest time now. Last year, or more like Christmas 2007, I had this in my wish list for our team Christmas party. I was my boss’s monito, but she told me that it’s always out of stock every time she’ll ask for it in bookstores. So instead, she gave me the money and told me to buy it myself. But since it was the holiday season, I didn’t had the time to check a nearby bookstore. Ending, goodbye P250!
And just last year, our new year GT with RX friends, I received a copy (at last!) as a present from dearest LT! She was the only one who complied with my wish list haha! But I only found time to read it over the weekend when I had a 3-day off, taking a break from watching Oscar movies left and right. And what a book it was.
Yes, I loved it more than Tuesdays With Morrie. Not just because our dear country played a big part, but simply because I loved how the story was told. Simple yet riveting. The first chapter alone will sure to catch the reader’s interest, as it started with an ending. It would really hold your attention. It didn’t took me the whole day to finish it, actually.
The characters, mainly Eddie’s five people, were just unforgettable. I liked the blue man the most; and the story as to how their lives got related, unknowingly. It made me realize that each and every person you meet in your life, be it a complete stranger or someone you personally know, can really make a big difference. And that all of us, our lives, are connected to each other. Quite an interesting thought to ponder on, don’t you think?
And of course, Tala. I love her! I can imagine her face from the way she was described in the book. I have to admit that her part was the one that moved me to tears. Really. I thought that this book won’t make me cry, but dang, Tala was the one to blame. And the ending of course, I was nearly sobbing reading the last page! Good thing I was able to compose myself haha!
My favorite part, aside from Tala and the ending, was when Eddie saw his dad and confronted him even if he doesn’t hear him. Then suddenly his dad sort of answered his question by saying, “It is fixed.” Wow, that gave me goosebumps all the way! Seriously.
Anyway, I am really really glad that I finally got to read this great book! This will play a special part in my heart, surely. I wonder who my five people will be/are. Not that I would want to die soon, but it is indeed something that will make you think about the life you’re living. And if someone out there, far away, who has the answers to all your questions, and will make you realize your existence and its importance.