Reread September 2020
For my full thoughts, see my September 18th, 2020 Friday Reads.
Sadly, this does not stand up. A lot of this felt obvious. It was also overly sentimental. It felt so much like a Hallmark movie at times that I doubt that everything Album says actually was said the way he writes it. I don’t doubt the general sentiment is here. It is just too much to believe people say some of this stuff in real life.
I also felt like the book overly glorifies Morrie. It pretends that death comes with a special glimpse at the ultimate truth of life. As a teen, his words were revolutionary. The key is to have people you love and show it. I don’t know if this shaped my outlook or if my outlook of valuing my loved once made it more prolific, but it worked nonetheless.
At nearly twice the age I was the first time, I can’t help but roll my eyes at parts. In the end, it’s an admirable sentiment. That is, to love and reflect on what your putting out in the world.
I don’t regret rereading this, but it definitely isn’t the gem I remember it being.
I read this in 10th grade literature, and it touched me in a way few books did. I loved it and everything it said.