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Grades 9 - 12Grades 4 - 7n/a6.097914
My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighborhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my father talked to him once about fertilizer. This is Susie Salmon. Watching from heaven, Susie sees her happy, suburban family devastated by her death, isolated even from one another as they each try to cope with their terrible loss alone. Over the years, her friends and siblings grow up, fall in love, do all the things she never had the chance to do herself. But life is not quite finished with Susie yet ...The Lovely Bones is a luminous and astonishing novel about life and death, forgiveness and vengeance, memory and forgetting - but, above all, about finding light in the darkest of places. 'Spare, beautiful and brutal prose ...The Lovely Bones is compulsive enough to read in a single sitting, brilliantly intelligent, elegantly constructed and ultimately intriguing' The Times 'Moving and compelling ...It will put an imperceptible but stealthily insistent hold on you. I sat down in the morning to read the first couple of pages; five hours later, I was still there, book in hand, transfixed' Maggie O'Farrell, Sunday Telegraph
Library Binding, 352 pages
Published on April 20, 2004 by Turtleback Books
ISBN-10: 1417622342
ISBN-13: 9781417622344
3 Book Reviews
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  • kkgautamm
    kkgautammFriday, August 14, 2020 at 11:25 am33 stars
    this book is really creepy but also addictive! it is a little disturbing, and i would recommend it to older readers. the ending is very satisfying.
    • mariaseeha
      mariaseehaThursday, June 7, 2012 at 5:41 pm
      this book was so sad:(.i like to thank Alice Sebold for making this wonderful book. keep up the good work and effort.
      • maria11
        maria11Friday, June 1, 2012 at 7:18 pm
        this book was very sad though my very favorite.I loved the movie so much and now this is one of my favorite books I've read in my life.I like to thank Alice Sebold for making this wonderful book.