The Lovely Bones
By: Alice Sebold
This book was exciting and thrilling for the first 50 pages. The first couple chapters were about the murder and how it was committed. After that it just went down hill. It was a difficult book to read because it didn't keep my attention very well. I wouldn't want to read this book again.
"Now I am in the place I call this wide wide Heaven because it includes all my simplest desires but also the most humble and grand. The word my grandfather uses is comfort.
So there are cakes and pillows and colors galore, but underneath this more obvious patchwork quilt are places like a quiet room where you can go and hold someone's hand and not have to say anything. Give no story. Make no claim. Where you can live at the edge of your skin for as long as you wish. ”
I like this passage because it describes very well how her heaven is to give you more of an understanding of how her life is now.
Susie Salmon- 14 year old girl that was murdered. She is the main character.
George Harvey- 36 year old male neighbor that murdered Susie. He is a main character.
Jack Salmon- Susie's dad
Abigail Salmon- Susie's mom
Lindsey Salmon- Susie's sister
Clarissa- Susie's best friend when she was alive.
Franny- Susie's guide in heaven.
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Sebold, Alice. The Lovely Bones: A Novel. Boston: Little, Brown, 2002. Print.