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1 Written by: Mitch Albom
For one more day Written by: Mitch Albom

2 For one more day This is a story about a family and, as there is a ghost involved, you might call it a ghost story.

3 For one more day But every family is a ghost story : “The dead sit at our tables long after they have gone."

4 Author: Mitch Albom is the author of the International Bestsellers the Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie.

5 Author He lives in Michigan with his wife , Janine. He was America’s number one Sports Columnist and he was also a former professional musician.

6 Setting: The story happened in Pepperville Beach Village. It is Chick Benetto’s hometown, the place where he has built good and bad memories with his family.

7 Plot What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one? Would the experience allow you to fix wrongs from the past? Would it change who you are going forward?

8 Summary This book is the story of Chick Benetto and the day that he was able to spend with his deceased mother.

9 The main character—Chick Benetto
Chick is a broken man. He has been drinking too much for too many years. He lost his job and his wife, he lost his daughter too.

10 A heartbreaking news When his daughter got married, she didn’t tell him until later because she didn't want him showing up at the wedding and making a scene.

11 Suicide ! This news opens Chick's eyes to the fact that he is alone and has really screwed up his life. So he decides to kill himself !

12 Home coming He decides to go back to his childhood home, Pepperville Beach Village. He wants to kill himself there.

13 A day with his dead mother
But when he arrives, he meets his long dead mother there and she asks him if he wants some breakfast.

14 The truth… As Chick spent the day with his mother he learned the truth of his parents’ divorce.

15 A daddy’s boy He was a daddy's boy and idolized his father, but suddenly his father left. His mother was still there, loving him and caring for him, but he didn't want her - he wanted his father.

16 A daddy’s boy He and his father shared a dream that he would one day be a great baseball player. So Chick continued playing baseball.

17 A daddy’s boy That was his only connection with his father and he knew that one day his father would come back into Chick's life.

18 The truth But Chick was so focused on baseball and his missing father that he was totally unaware of what his mother was going through, trying to raise two children on her own in a time when people didn't get divorced.

19 Reconnection between mother & son
When he was granted one more day with his mother, he learned of the sacrifices she made for him. He was finally able to see things from a new perspective, an adult, not a child.

20 Reconnection between mother & son
He was very regret. He spent his whole life trying to get his father’s acceptance, but his father regarded him as nothing more than a baseball player while his mother loved him unconditionally.

21 Reconnection between mother &son
It is with his mother that he begins to realize how precious life is, no matter how hard things are, they can always be fixed.

22 Feelings I liked Posey, Chick’s mother very much.
She is very strong and determined. When she was divorced to Len (Chick’s father), people in their hometown hated her.

23 The suffering of his mother
Divorce, at that time was not acceptable. The women in their village were jealous of her because she’s pretty and she did not have a husband.

24 The suffering of his mother
They felt that Posey was a threat to their family. Posey ignored these rejections, she tried very hard to raise her children.

25 The suffering of his mother
She was a nurse but she was expelled, then she became a beautician, and finally she became a cleaner.

26 Mother’s love She didn’t tell her children how difficult her life was.
She only focused on how to take care of her children and give them a better future.

27 Theme This book talks about the mother and son relationship.
Mother loves her children unconditionally.

28 Self Reflection We often take our mother’s love for granted.
We think that our mother should always stand by us, no matter what.

29 Self Reflection It’s time for us to think for her. Is there any important moment we stand by her when she needs support? Is there anything we could do for her? I bet you have the answer.

30 The End That’s all we want to share. Thank you.
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