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review 2018-02-11 10:49
The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

I'd seen the movie before picking up the book, and I think a lot of people will have heard about The Lovely Bones. Susie, after being raped and murdered by her neighbor, keeps looking at her family and friends as they try to continue with their lives.

I quite liked the concept, but found the story was a bit too sentimental. Also, Susie still has some ways to interfere with the 'real' world, which I didn't particularly liked.

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review 2017-02-03 11:32
# 9 - The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

This one will definitely categorised in the "books that made me cry". I did not really cry, but my throat was often really tight and my eyes watering.  This is a tragic story. So beautifully told. It is sad, but it is also full of hope.

Some recents event made me even more emotional about this. But it gave me hope, I like to think they are in their heaven watching over us all, and most importantly, they are together.

This book was heartbreaking.  The death of Susie (it's really no spoiler) was not sad, it was tragic but told in a "practical" way. No, what was sad was Susie watching over the people she loves, the people she used to know. Seeing how their lives were going on without her. How her mother needed space, her father was devastated and her siblings had a really hard time.

This story was beautifully written. The plot had no real importance, it was there to show you that life is going on, you cannot stop it. What was important in this book were the words used by the author.
I really recommend it if you are in the mood for a sad/beautiful book.

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review 2016-11-02 00:00
The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold DID NOT FINISH.. BORING
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review 2016-10-30 04:16
Book Review: The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

Book: The Lovely Bones

 

Author: Alice Sebold

 

Genre: Fiction/Slice of Life/Thriller/Mystery/Paranormal/Spiritual/Crime

 

Summary (from back of Little, Brown edition): “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 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. - Little, Brown 2009.

 

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review 2016-10-20 03:53
Lucky - Alice Sebold

Lucky made me sad and happy and angry and i enjoyed reading it. It was very insightful. I think the author did a very good job of explaining why she did what she did when she was attacked and her feelings during and after. There's also more humor in it than one would expect from a memoir about rape.

 

*Review written on August 17, 2014.*

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