Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall by Wendy Mass

Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall

Wendy Mass

251 pages first pub 2007 (editions)

fiction fantasy poetry young adult lighthearted mysterious relaxing fast-paced


When 16-year-old Tessa suffers a shocking accident in gym class, she finds herself in heaven (or what she thinks is heaven), which happens to bear a striking resemblance to her hometown mall. In the tradition of It's a Wonderful Life and The Chris...

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Community Reviews Summary of 477 reviews


funny 80%
reflective 80%
emotional 40%
inspiring 40%
lighthearted 40%
hopeful 20%
sad 20%


fast 66%
slow 16%
medium 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | No: 25%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 25% | Yes: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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