The Lovely Bones

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Publisher Description

"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973."

So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her -- her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, The Lovely Bones succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2002
August 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

JC3946 ,

Good read... Not amazing

It's a good, thought provoking read, but I wouldn't say it was a real page turner. I would set it down for several days at a time and then come back to it.

TLRuiz ,

Beautiful,heartfelt and sad at the same time

I read this book in 2002 when it came out. I was either 17 or 18 at the time but I love the book. I enjoyed the movie just as much. As a parent now of a two year old son this story hits home especially thinking of all the perverted people in this world that could bring harm to your child(ren). This book was well written and I have been a fan of Alice Sebold ever since I read,The Lovely Bones. As a teen girl at the time I understood how one could be easily lured in to a trap. My heart goes out to all parents of any missing child.

Prettynpink124 ,

Only read if you can handle the beginning

I read the first chapter of the book and could barely get through it! Its really disturbing (let's just say it goes into detail about all the things that her killer does to her before she dies). I'm 15 and I guess I'm too young to handle a book like this. So I would only recommend this book to people over 17 .

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