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by Alice Sebold
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Obsidian Black Plague
Obsidian Black Plague rated it 2 months ago
I read this book back in 2003. I remember buying the hardcover from a random book shop in D.C. (can't recall the name of the store) and started to read this book while on a bus heading back from the Pentagon metro stop. Within an hour I was in tears and just read it until I finished it sometime befo...
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 7 months ago
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 w...
Line Bookaholic
Line Bookaholic rated it 2 years ago
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 i...
M.J's Blog
M.J's Blog rated it 2 years ago
Sailing in a Sea of Words
Sailing in a Sea of Words rated it 2 years ago
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...
Book it Chewie
Book it Chewie rated it 3 years ago
The last time I read this was in either 2003 or 2004, I believe. It's been in my to-read pile for some time now; I was a little hesitant when I pulled its slip of paper from my Unread Books jar, as I a) couldn't remember much about the book except that it stayed with me for some time when I was youn...
Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it 3 years ago
This isn't a book isn't the sort of thing I'd usually pick up, but it's another book I remember my mom and sister reading and I did see the movie. I'm glad I finally read the book. I really liked that the book dealt with the murder right at the start and that you know who did it the whole time. I ...
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This book was incredible. Unfortunately its been a while and i haven't written a review yet! I've also read 2 books since then so I'm a tad fuzzy on all the intricate details, but i recall this book being amazing, not only due to the extraordinary and unique style this book was written but also due ...
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0 rated it 3 years ago
50. THE LOVELY BONES, BY ALICE SEBOLDRecommended by Trisha Cook. After I started reading it, I realized that I had actually already watched the movie. Didn’t even know it was based on a book… But that really didn’t hamper my ability to enjoy it, I usually like to watch the movie first and read the b...
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it 4 years ago
I spent a good deal of time thinking about this book, took a break from it for a few weeks, and finished it today. I have a lot of admiration for what Alice Sebold has done here - for a first novel, especially, this is terrific, and there are certain things in it, certain moments which are exquisite...
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