The lovely bonesSeptember 7, 2011 - Author: Pamela M
Author: Alice Sebold
Where I got it: From my sister
Susie Salmon was raped and murdered at the young age of fourteen. She finds herself in her own personal heaven where she looks down on her family and how they deal with her death. How they try to unravel the mystery behind her killing and how life goes on without her. The story is told from her point of view and how she has to face the interaction between her family and the man who killed her.
The story is feel-good and heartbreaking in the same sentence. Sometimes slightly nerve wrecking, but luckily, Sebold spared us most of the gory detail. What I really liked about it was how the author described Susie’s heaven and how she made the interaction between heaven and earth so real and possible. It makes one think twice about the shivers you get when no wind is blowing, the kiss you feel on your forehead at night when you lay in bed and you know no-one else is awake. It makes one think about life and death in general which is really kind of great from someone else’s perspective for a change.
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