The Lovely Bones Little Brown and company,2002,328pp
Alice Sebold ISBN 9780316168816
"My name was Salmon, like the fish;first name Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6,1973."
What would you do if your life was takin away from you right when it was starting? If all you could do was watch fom above in your own personal heven, but you couldn't influene anything down on earth? Thats how it is for Susie Salmon, only fourteen when she was murdered by a man in her neighborhood. With no body, no leads, no suspects theirs not much they could do. All they had was one of her arms one of the neighborhood dogs had found, and carried out of the cornfields. Susies father, Jack, has an idea who the murderer is, but with no proof no one but his daughter, lindsey, belives him. How far would he go to find his daughters murderer? Would he be cought? would the Salmons fall apart?
"The Lovely Bones" is not mystery book about finding the murderer. No, not at all. Infact you know who the murderer is in just reading a few pages. This book is about all the little things that are happing as Susie watches her family and friends from above. About her death, what she feels. She wont let go, so she wont ever leave the limbo shes in. This book is drama, and heartfilled. The story of a girl who made one bad, stupid, choice that ended her life.
I loved this book! I was brought into the Salmons world. Its one of those books you never want to put down. Alice Seabold turned a sad story humerouse and added hope, romance, even affairs. Their aren't man writiers that can pull of a story about about a dead girl, narated by that dead girl as she watches from "her" heaven. I recomend this book to anyone and everyone excpecialy the people who have lost someone special so they can know their always ganna be watched, and missed by them.