Book :: The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones
By: Alice Sebold
Pages: 328
Published: Jun 1st, 2002
Genre(s): Mystery
Young Adult
Rating: (11)


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When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, she tells us; back in 1973, when Susie mysteriously disappeared, people still believed these things didn't happen. In the sweet, untroubled voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and her own adjustment to the strange...

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Polilla-Lynn Polilla-Lynn

What a story! It kept me reading and looking forward to the next time I could get back into it. A 14-year-old girl was raped and murdered - not the kind of reality I enjoy reading about - but then the true-to-life situation took a turn. Susie found herself in a heaven specialized just for her, the way she wanted things for herself. She could watch her family and friends as each person had to learn to reshape his or her life without her. This book has suspense, drama, emotion, gripping situations, a real-life feel to it, and had me enjoying the story much more than I had thought I would.

Nov 14th, 2021

red13x red13x

I really enjoyed this book. As with others who watch as many films as reading books, I think I prefer the ending in the film, the ending in the book was a bit too dreamy for me. However, very good book, I love the different characters and really got into their ‘space’.

Aug 29th, 2019

forline forline

so powerful! Too dark for some, but very powerful!

Mar 23rd, 2018

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Aug 20th, 2013

skhamilt skhamilt

Definitely a roller coaster ride emotionally.

Aug 9th, 2013

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Apr 1st, 2013

matthewrparks matthewrparks

Simultaneously enthralling and nauseating, Sebold's work will leave most readers in such a state of mixed emotions that they won't know whether to cry or laugh. To some this may be a horrifying tale of a young girl's death and to some it may be an emotional catharsis - a relief in a happier place after death. That's up to the reader. Either way, this is a superb book and a definite emotional roller coaster.

Feb 25th, 2013

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