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The Lovely Bones

Sebold, Alice (Book - 2002 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Lovely Bones


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When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, she tells us; back in 1973, when Susie mysteriously disappeared, people still believed these things didn't happen. In the sweet, untroubled voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and her own adjustment to the strange new place she finds herself. It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets. With love, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie watches her family as they cope with their grief, her father embarks on a search for the killer, her sister undertakes a feat of amazing daring, her little brother builds a fort in her honor and begin the difficult process of healing. In the hands of a brilliant novelist, this story of seemingly unbearable tragedy is transformed into a suspenseful and touching story about family, memory, love, heaven, and living.
Authors: Sebold, Alice
Title: The lovely bones
Publisher: Boston :, Little, Brown,, 2002.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 328 p. ;,22 cm.
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Also available as an ebook.
Also available as an eBook (Time Warner)
Alternate Title: Lovely bones (ebook)
ISBN: 0316666343
0759598029
0759570477
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i really loved this book, I really cried through the whole book. I watch the movie and read the book, I think that the book has much more detail. You have to read this book, its amazing. But, read the book and then watch the movie.

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  • LaPhenixa rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Wow, I've never cried so much in a book! It was well written, however, incredibly depressing the whole way through.

I loved this book. Made me cry for sure. I watched the movie before reading the book but the book is way better. A Must read for sure.

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  • melroseparksucks rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Destroy the Tolomeo's, the EviL miss mayonnaise herself...you know what to do Clair !!!!

This was a epic book. Touching &&' unforgettful, throughout the story I was impacted by how much I should love life. The true message in this wonderful story I think would be "Stranger Danger". Never under estimate the those people you think you know well, because in the afterlife, you will find out you truly never knew them.

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  • platypus101 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a very sad and touching book. It made me feel as if I was a part of the whole story, as a bystander who wanted to help the father find his daughter.

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  • violet_owl_156 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this is a truly sad book ,yet with it's uniqe point of view and being very well written it is also um... well uplifting. if you are on the fence about reading 'bag of bones' go for it.

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  • skiddles rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lemme just start by saying that I don't cry often (Dumbledore's death, Sirius' and The Fault in our Stars are three of five incidents) but this book I was tearing up every so often. It was so REAL! The characters were real, the story was original and Sebold didn't complicate the whole heaven/God thing which was a big thumbs up too. Her frankness gave the story character and it was very touching with no sugar coating. She told the story as is. A classic.

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  • WVMLBookClubTitles rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This original and astonishing story begins in horror, with the rape and murder of a fourteen-year-old girl. Not ready to release her hold on life, she narrates, from a calm and comforting heaven, the story of how her loved ones, and her killer, go on with their lives. With its convincing characters, The Lovely Bones is a moving exploration of loss and mourning that ultimately puts its faith in the living.

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  • platypus101 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Susie "like the fish" Salmon. She's been dead since December 6, 1973. She was fourteen years old when she was raped and murdered by her neighbor. Here's how it happened. It's a cold snowy afternoon. After school, Susie takes a shortcut through the cornfield to her suburban Pennsylvania home. Mr. Harvey (who she recognizes but doesn't know) is in the cornfield. He's built an underground shelter, with a door that's covered with earth. He piques Susie's curiosity and lures her into the hole. She quickly learns this is a mistake, and he rapes and then kills her. Right now she's in heaven, which she soon learns is her personal heaven – everybody gets one when they die.

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  • teal_tiger_lilly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

a 14 year old girl is killed when she is going to a 36 year old mans house just to see his den ... she is killed and cut with a razor... the family is speechless and tries to find a way to move forward in their life

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  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

On December 6, 1973, in a suburb of Philadelphia, 14-year-old Susie Salmon takes her usual shortcut home from her school through a cornfield. George Harvey, a 36-year-old single man who lives alone and builds doll houses for a living, persuades her to have a look at an underground den he has recently dug in the field. Once she has entered it, he rapes and murders her with a shaving razor and dismembers her body, putting her remains in a safe that he dumps in a sinkhole. Susie's spirit flees toward her personal heaven. The Salmon family at first refuses to accept the fact that Susie is dead, until Susie's elbow is found by the neighbor's dog. The police talk to Harvey, finding him strange but seeing no reason to suspect him. Susie's father Jack, on extended leave from work, begins to suspect Harvey, a sentiment his surviving daughter Lindsey comes to share

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  • mbazal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It is the story of a teenage girl who, after being raped and murdered, watches from Heaven as her family and friends struggle to move on with their lives while she comes to terms with her own death. The novel received much critical praise and became an instant bestseller.

An unusual coming-of-age story in which Susie, the 14-year-old narrator, watches from heaven over her family, her murderer and the police detective working on her case. Fourteen-year-old Susie looks down from heaven and describes the horrifying events of her murder, while her family struggle to cope with the pain of her death.

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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Sexual Content: They have.. you know... it.

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Coarse Language: Swear words

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Inside the snow globe on my father's desk, there was a penguin wearing a red-and-white-striped scarf. When I was little my father would pull me into his lap and reach for the snow globe. He would turn it over, letting all the snow collect on the top, then quickly invert it. The two of us watched the snow fall gently around the penguin. The penguin was alone in there, I thought, and I worried for him. When I told my father this, he said, "Don't worry, Susie; he has a nice life. He's trapped in a perfect world.

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  • mbazal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Had my brother really seen me somehow, or he was he merely a little boy telling beautiful lies?” (p. 95) “How to commit the perfect murder was an old game in heaven. I always chose the icicle: the weapon melts away.” (p. 125)

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