The Timekeeper, written by Mitch Albom, is a riveting story that teaches all readers the true effects of time. The three predominant characters, Sarah Lemon, Victor Delamonte, and Dor all have trouble seeing the true meaning of what time is. They believe that it is pertinent to every situation, every moment, every day, every breath. That is what most people spend time doing; worrying about time. The characters have different perspectives of time whether it is too short for the dying Victor Delamonte, or too long for the victimized Sarah Lemon. Dor, who becomes Father Time after being the first one to measure time, after 6,000 years of contemplating his own fate of time, shows the two strangers, Victor and Sarah, what time really is; many moments. They realize that they have spent too much time planning for another lifetime and saddened over boys that they have lost touch of the people that really care for them, Grace and Lorraine. Overall, The Timekeeper is an engrossing story that leads you to the overall message that time is taken advantage of. As William Penn once beautifully said, "Time is what we want most, but what we use worst."