Review - The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Copy that I Read

Year Published: 2002
Genre: Contemporary; Drama

My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973.
In heaven, Susie Salmon can have whatever she wishes for - except what she most wants, which is to be back with the people she loved on earth. In the wake of her murder, Susie watches as her happy suburban family is torn apart by grief; as her friends grow up, fall in love, and do all the things she never had the chance to do herself. But as Susie will come to realize, even in death, life is not quite out of reach . . .
A luminous, astonishing novel about life and death, memory and forgetting, and finding light in the darkest places, Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones became an instant classic when it was first published in 2002. There are now over ten million copies in print. It inspired the film starring Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon and Saoirse Ronan.

About the Author:
Alice Sebold is the author of three #1 bestselling books, including Lucky, and the novels The Lovely Bones and The Almost Moon. Her work has been translated into more than fifty languages and has appeared in The New York Times and The Guardian, among other publications. She is a member of the National Leadership Council for (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network). She lives in California.

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My Take on the Book:
This book had a very steady pace to it; which I appreciated. It also had quite a sober tone as well, and found Lindsay Salmon quite solid with the way she dealt with her sister's death. This was a leisurely book that I gave a four star rating to. 

Last Word:
I will most likely read another one of this author's books in the future; though from what I got in this book, I will most likely have to be in the mood to read one of her books; since this wasn't quite a light read; it was slightly more on the medium to slightly heavy side, though this didn't detract from the story itself. If you like reading more medium to heavy books, you'll enjoy this one.