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Title:The Lovely Bones
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Alice Sebold
Publisher:Little, Brown and Company
ISBN:0316166685
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Number of Pages:328
Category:fiction, mystery, young-adult, contemporary, fantasy

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Lovely Bones i The Lovely Bones i is the story of a family devastated by a gruesome murder a murder recounted by the teenage victim Upsetting you say Remarkably first time novelist Alice Sebold takes this difficult material and delivers a compelling and accomplished exploration of a fractured family s need for peace and closure .

The details of the crime are laid out in the first few pages from her vantage point in heaven Susie Salmon describes how she was confronted by the murderer one December afternoon on her way home from school Lured into an underground hiding place she was raped and killed But what the reader knows her family does not Anxiously we keep vigil with Susie aching for her grieving family desperate for the killer to be found and punished .

Sebold creates a heaven that s calm and comforting a place whose residents can have whatever they enjoyed when they were alive and then some But Susie isn t ready to release her hold on life just yet and she intensely watches her family and friends as they struggle to cope with a reality in which she is no longer a part To her great credit Sebold has shaped one of the most loving and sympathetic fathers in contemporary literature

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