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The Ten Best Days of My Life by Adena Halpern

January 29th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


I give this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Description: Alex Dorenfield and her dog, Peaches, are hit by a Mini Cooper while out walking one morning killing both of them.  She gets sent to heaven with Peaches but since she was killed at 29 without having really accomplishing anything during her life she needs to write an essay about the ten best days of her life on Earth.  This way the powers that be can determine what she would have done with her life if she had lived.

This was a great, quick and easy read.  Boy if Heaven is anything like she describes then I can really see what they mean by 7th Heaven.  You end up in the house of your dreams, no cellulite!, eat whatever you want without gaining weight, never have to clean, etc.  Alex is determined to stay here with her grandparents and her Uncle Morris and gets down to work on her essay.  It is hilarious reading about some of the escapades she got into during life.  It was also really touching to learn that she really isn’t as shallow and spoiled as she first appears.  I actually had a few tears in my eyes at the end of the book which was a little embarrassing considering I was in a train full of people.

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