Plot Summary: Eddie has worked at Ruby Pier for pretty much his entire life and it's on his birthday that his life ends there trying to save a little girl from being crushed by a malfunctioning carriage. After the nothingness of death he wakes up feeling younger. He then meets 5 people whose lives he had impacted to differing degrees. Some being people he had never met/never been introduced to and others being impossibly close to him (not in proximity, but in relation).
What I Liked: Everything. I'll try to pin-point it more exactly, but I'm not making any promises. Eddie was perfectly flawed. An old, bitter man, stuck in routine, never taking risks and reveling in many regrets. So when he dies and has a chance to see that many aspects of his life were not quite what they seemed, you feel for him in the kind of way that makes me cry buckets and buckets of tears. This is one of those books that everyone should read because it's just so beautiful and impactful (that's not a real word, but I do what I want). It's not very long, so it shouldn't take most people too long to read. Give it a shot. Please?
What I Didn't Like: Nothing. It was flawless.