"Let me guess. You want to know why I tried to kill myself."
-Chick Benetto's first words to me
Charles also known as Chick has a life that is close to coming to the lowest point ever. His mother is dead, and without her he feels lost. He started drinking and his job as a sales person just makes everything even more unbearable. He drift away from his family, and also the daughter he loved so much. Until one day, he received a letter from his beloved daughter on her wedding. She had written to inform him about it, but not to ask for the permission of her own father. This causes Charles's life to spiral even worst, he have absolutely nothing to live for. His very first thought: Suicide.
Unfortunately for Charles, his attempt to commit suicide failed. His car crashed into a billboard by the roadside, and he landed on a grassy patch of land. It was then he saw his deceased mother. Charles was filled by mixed emotion as he slowly bit by bit remembered the past of his family and how it broke apart. Charles's mother guided him through the day and gave him more than he ever needed. But as the end of the day edged forward, Charles gradually realised the generosity of his mother's everlasting love. At the end of the day, would Charles finally realise that his mother had always been there for him? Even after death?
For one more day is a touching story that tells a tale of a boy who grew up being showered by his mother's love. Readers would soon be taken in by the endless memories Charles had held back and also the struggles he had when he was young. Using just merely simple words, Mitch Albom had strung together a story that would put one in Charles's vey shoes. Engaging the power of love, For one more day is a realistic novel that speaks of one more day with a lost loved one. Also written by Mitch Albom, readers might want to consider venturing on with 'The five people you meet in heaven' and 'Tuesdays with Morrie', both excellent novels that readers would also take a liking to.
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Rating: 8.5 out of 10