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The Lovely Bones is a luminous and astonishing novel about life and death, forgiveness and vengeance, memory and forgetting. It is, above all, a novel which . Once in a generation a novel comes along that taps a vein of universal human experience, resonating with readers of all ages. THE LOVELY BONES is such a. Read "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. Once in a generation a novel comes.
I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, In newspaper photos of missing girls from the seventies, most looked like me: white girls with mousy brown hair. This was before kids of all races and genders started appearing on milk cartons or in the daily mail. It was still back when people believed things like that didn't happen. In my junior high yearbook I had a quote from a Spanish poet my sister had turned me on to, Juan Raman Jimanez. It went like this: "If they give you ruled paper, write the other way. Delminico's home ec class.
However it was more than that, there were bits of information about her killer Mr. Harvey not a spoiler, you learn this in the first chapter throughout the book, like what made him into a serial killer. At one point, later in the book, I started crying at the reconnection of two characters and their quiet moment together, I don't know why but it struck something in me because their relationship fell apart but they were able to come back together for a brief moment to remember their past.
One thing that made this book a four star read was that there was also a lot of extra, not important, information that just dragged this book on and on. I ended up skimming these sections and getting to the parts of the book I was actually interested in.
Although this extra detail that I found too much, was what made this book full of meat and shows that it is a mature story. This is one of the few young adult books that I've read that has more depth as a whole, rather than just individual plot points having depth.
I'm praising this, but still it is something that made this book less enjoyable because I felt like while there could've been this intense depth, there should've been less in my personal opinion. The whole time I was reading the book, I kept saying to my mom that "If the ending doesn't have some sort of resolve I'm going to be upset with the entirety of the book" and this still holds true, however I'm somewhere in the middle on what I thought of the ending.
It wasn't the exact result I was wanting but it wasn't a complete disappointment.
There were parts of it that I enjoyed, including some wrap-up with characters and such but it wasn't the ending that I had been anticipating for the whole book and that's why I'm kind of torn on whether or not this was truly a satisfying ending. I guess part of it was satisfying..
Like k kelsiebader May 08, The Lovely Bones is a beautifully written book which is full of love, loss, and sadness.
It gives a different, innocent perspective from Heaven that brings peace and healing to not only Susie, but to the reader as well in their real life journey of loss. Like k kwsmith May 05, A young girl is raped and murdered by a serial killer. She returns as a ghost to passively observe how her family deals with the tragedy.
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The Selection. You know, that thing that books are supposed to have. Sebold has the same problem: her book is a really long situation.
A girl dies and watches her family from heaven. But what do the characters want? What drives the story forward? The characters get older and keep bumping into each other. Things change, and things often do, but there is no forward movement and certainly no building of suspense.
She is just plain bold when it comes to doing whatever she feels like, and she feels like doing the weirdest stuff ever.
Her characters never have interesting or complex thoughts.