The Lovely Bones
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The Lovely Bones
-Alice Sebold


Shockingly original and completely unforgettable, The Lovely Bones is the story of a family devastated by a gruesome murder -- a murder recounted by the teenage victim. Upsetting, you say? Remarkably, first-time novelist Alice Sebold takes this difficult material and delivers a compelling and accomplished exploration of a fractured family's need for peace and closure.

The details of the crime are laid out in the first few pages: from her vantage point in heaven, Susie Salmon describes how she was confronted by the murderer one December afternoon on her way home from school. Lured into an underground hiding place, she was raped and killed. But what the reader knows, her family does not. Anxiously, we keep vigil with Susie, aching for her grieving family, desperate for the killer to be found and punished.

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This book was excellent. Very, very well written. Your in for some tear jerking parts if you decide to pick this one up. This book was very emotional right from the beginning. I cried when the dog came to heaven. This novel is so true to form with all the murders of little girls today.. you sometimes wonder if they are looking down wanting to tell us what really happened to them also. (Great buys for used books)
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