The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold

27 Feb


Challenges – Rory Gilmore Challenge
Ultimate Teen Guide Book Challenge
New Classic Challenge

Synopsis – My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighborhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my father talked to him once about fertilizer. This is Susie Salmon. Watching from heaven, Susie sees her happy, suburban family devastated by her death, isolated even from one another as they each try to cope with their terrible loss alone. Over the years, her friends and siblings grow up, fall in love, do all the things she never had the chance to do herself. But life is not quite finished with Susie yet …

My thoughts – This was quite a harrowing book to read. I found the subject matter very hard at times. I had started to read this book a few years ago, but it went back before i had a chance to read it properly. This is a book that was an alrite read, just the subject matter was hard to get through.

Rating – 3/5

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One Response to “The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold”

  1. Siobhan February 27, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

    A harrowing read, but a brilliant and affirming one too in many ways. I would have given it four, if not five out of five. I loved it.

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