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For One More Day
“Every family is a ghost story . . .”

By Mitch Albom

“Review by - Abdul Wahid Khalil”
Deputy Director,
PTA Zonal Office, Peshawar Book Review of “For One More Day”

Author – An Introduction
For One More Day is bestselling novel written by Mitch Albom in 2006. The author Mr. Mitchell David is an American dramatists, journalist, and television broadcaster. The author depicted the story in the 1950’s and has clearly represented the values of that time period and its effects on the point view of Chick/Charley who is telling his life story.

Theme of Novel
The theme of this novel is different as compared to the other books like “Tuesdays with Morrie”, “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” etc. The novel
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He was disappointed due to long string of failures in his life. He decided to end his own life and planned a suicide attempt. He decided to travel a last journey to his small town in California where he grew up. He tried number of suicidal attempts to kill himself. In one of the attempt he crashed his own car with a truck but failed and he survived. In second attempt he went to the town and climbed a tower and jump off to kill himself. Chick's suicide attempt failed he was very surprise when he sees his mother died eight years ago. It gives him an opportunity to meet her mother again and spend one more day with …show more content…
The author shows the deep love between parents and children and same how they relation of son with parents is ignore,rejected,withheld,surrendered to, reviled and revered, lost and rediscovered. It revealed one of the most important sources of emotional motivation in a person's life to their children. Chick's father feels it, but expresses it in a limited way, and wants Chick to express his love in similar limited fashion. Chick struggles desperately to live within these terms, but finds he's simply unable to do so, either to his own satisfaction or his father's. As a parent himself, Chick feels love for his daughter and makes a degree of effort to do better by her, but finds himself handicapped by his crippling determination to please and win affection from his father, even on his father's limited

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