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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Wishlist Wednesday (13)


The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

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.

(Briana and Arielle may post later.)


  1. I've read this book. It was really really good!!!

    Only problem is I forgot the ending X)

  2. I've been wanting to read The Lovely Bones too! A teacher told me, years ago, that it's a bit Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin. I love Elsewhere, so I'm hoping to read The Lovely Bones eventually. :)

    - Alex

  3. I love this book! It's awesome! Hope you get it soon(:

  4. I've been wanting to read this too... I'll definitely have to read it before the movie comes out!!!

  5. I always see the Lovely Bones at book sales, for like 50 cents. There's two library book sales in September, so if you like I could look for it and mail it to you, if you don't mind waiting the first sale is Sept. 11th, the second is Sept. 25th.


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