Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Lovely Bones: 3 Stars

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Set in a time in between when doors were left unlocked and children roamed the streets without worry and the current time, Susie is a 14-year-old girl who is brutally murdered. Her killer lives next door to her parents and he is not suspected. The story is from Susie's perspective in her heaven as she watches those involved from above, each dealing or not dealing with her death in their own ways. 

While the story is intriguing, I was disappointed in the ending. Not that it was sad, that was expected. I'm disappointed it went nowhere. It just ended. It left me feeling unresolved, just like the story. 

The writing and approach were unique. Focusing on one character at a time, Sebold shows all the different ways people cope (or don't cope) with unimaginable tragedy. It was such a innovative and unique way of telling such a sad story and did enjoy her style.

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