If you believe or want to believe in reincarnation then this book is for you. Although there is no way to prove this is true the book presents compelling stories of people who have died and the children born after who have memories of their past lives. In almost every case the children who remembered past lives were able to remember exactly who they were and were in many cases reunited with their past families. It was a truly fascinating read. These stories came from all over the world, but were mainly from Eastern countries were the cultures believe in reincarnation. It is believed that cultures who don’t tend to believe in past lives are not listening to the children who speak of them, so the children will stop talking, forgetting all about it as they grow older. Most of the reincarnated people in this book died violent deaths which were recalled by these children and substantiated by the victim’s family or friends. You learn a lot about different cultures by the way that the author tells these stories. Most of the case work was done by someone else, researcher Dr Ian Stevenson and there were quite a few spelling mistakes in the book, which kind of took away a bit from the book. I am still incredibly interested in the topic but might not want to read another book by this author.