Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold Reviews
Description:ISBN 0330485385 / Author: Alice Sebold / Genre: Fiction
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The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourt ...
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by - written on 14/02/08, updated on 15/02/08 (Very useful, 147 readings)
When we are directed towards a particular book, and have platitudes of "sensational" and "it'll change your life" rammed down our throats I think we have a tendency to raise our expectations enormously and become hyper critical and unforgiving. I remind myself of this as I write this review because I am fully aware that at least part of my bitterness in regards to the novel is unfair, and founded in the irritation that springs from people constantly waxing lyrical about its status as some sort of classic. The story begins with Suzie the fourteen year old who is raped and then killed. From this point on we see, from Suzie's point ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/06/10 (Very useful, 57 readings)
I picked up this book because I thought that the storyline and narrative sounded like they would be compelling - I'll admit that in the end I didn't even manage to finish it, which is unusual for me. The novel is narrated by the main character, Susie, a 14 year old girl who is murdered in the opening scenes of the book and continues to observe her family and the police investigation into her own death from her place in the afterlife / heaven. My main problem with this book is that it didn't make me feel any sympathy whatsoever for any of the characters - which you would think would come as standard in a book about the murder of a child. But the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/04/10 (Very useful, 37 readings)
~The Plot~ Susie Salmon was a high school student. 'Was' because she was brutally raped and murdered. Susie feels her spirit leave her body and go to heaven. The story is told by Susie from 'her heaven'. She explains that everyone's heaven is different depending on what kind of place they want to live, and she reveals to us what her heaven is like. The story follows Susie from heaven, watching out for her family and how they react to her murder, and also following the man that murdered her. We find out very early on who murdered Susie, and what happened to her body, but Susie's family are unaware who their daughter's killer is. Each member of the family is affected ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/04/10 (Very useful, 62 readings)
The Lovely Bones is Alice Sebold's bestselling novel of 2002 and winner of the Richard & Judy book club award, which recently fell foul to a big, much publicised, movie adaptation. The novel is told by Susie Salmon a young girl in high school who is brutally raped and murdered before going to what she calls "her Heaven". Whilst in her Heaven, Susie watches her friends and family and follows them throughout their daily lives and routines, heavily disrupted by her absence. As the reader we know from the beginning who Susie's murderer is but we watch the family troubles unfold as they endeavour to solve the mystery and uncover who did ... Read the complete review
by - written on 24/09/09 (Very useful, 44 readings)
I was lent this book around 5 years ago by my A Level English Literature teacher and have to say, despite the cold, hard rock that swings in my chest, I cried on finishing this book. A powerfully emotive story, this shaped my belief in Alice Sebold as being a wonderful author who offers us a rare and interesting perspective; the story of Suzie Salmon who is raped and murdered aged 14 by a neighbour called George Harvey who buries her in a constructed hole in the corn fields near her home. Having no expectations for this story, I was shocked and intrigued from the start. It is hard to explain how easily you are led into this beautifully written novel when you ... Read the complete review
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