Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

I thought my first review should be on my all-time favorite book, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.

Here's the books description:
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 new place she finds herself. It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets.

With love, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie watches her family as they cope with their grief, her father embarks on a search for the killer, her sister undertakes a feat of amazing daring, her little brother builds a fort in her honor and begin the difficult process of healing.

In the hands of a brilliant novelist, the author narrates the THE LOVELY BONES through the eyes of her winning young heroine. This story of seemingly unbearable tragedy is transformed into a suspenseful and touching story about family, memory, love, heaven, and living

My opinion on the book:
Honestly, I loved it. I read it after a close family member died and it really made me think. When I first picked up the book, I was kind of skeptical. It wasn't necessarily my type of book, I thought it would just be another boring rape-murder story, but boy was I wrong. This book is truly amazing and surely THE BEST book I have ever read. If you haven't read it, you need to!! This book keeps you interested, with its descriptive details and the showing of a family dealing with grief....

This wonderful book is also being made into a movie; I wonder if the movie will do the book justice? I just hate it when books are made into movies and then nothing is the same. Check it out:

Next Book Review:
Whatever the voters decide!!

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