07 September 2008

Review: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold book coverI'd seen this book around before but had never picked it up or knew what it was about until it was recommended to me by a friend.

The Lovely Bones is the story of a fourteen year old girl who was brutally murdered in 1973. What is different about this book is that the narrator is the little girl and the book begins with her murder and she takes you on a journey with her in the years following her death. She tells us about 'her heaven' and she watches her family members deal with her death and try to keep living themselves.

This was a very touching and moving book and so different from anything I've read before.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

My rating = *****

Carpe Librum!

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  1. I was reluctant to read this book, given the premise, but I was hooked right away, from the first paragraph and finished it in less than two days. I couldn't put it down. While there were a couple of spots where it was hard to suspend disbelief, for the most part I found the book touching, and sometimes painful. It was wonderfully written and I found that the characters were people I could care about. I think this is a really wonderful book.

  2. Great to hear you enjoyed this one too, and I agree with you, it's a wonderful book.

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  4. Thanks Marlene, glad you enjoyed it too.


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