Alice Sebold The Lovely Bones

Alice Sebold The Lovely Bones

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It was a very interesting book but a little slow, I waited for it to pick up but oddly enough still enjoyed the book.

I loved this book you should read the other book she has wrote

This was a good book. I liked it, but cannot say that I loved it. It does however give you another way to look at life and death. I know many people that love this book though.

definitly a page turner you don't want to put down to fnd out what happens next

I loved this book. I like her writing style that I had to get two of her other books and read them as well

Don't watch the movie!!!! The book is beautifully written, sometimes goes off into la la land for a little too long, but the story is deep and very well written.

Good book hard to read sometimes just because of the nature of the story

I loved this book. The only thing keeping me from giving it five stars was the weirdness of the kiss at the end, and maybe a couple other nitpicky bits. For those who don't know, this is the story of a teenage girl who was murdered and is now watching her family grieve and cope, and watching her killer seeming to get away with the crime. It's a gut-wrenching story, but one that leaves you smiling through those tears by the end. (The movie was pretty darn good too!)

What a brilliant literary work. I was completely captivated by this book and even more so the second time I read it. The story is exceptionally well written and moving and really offers a different perspective and narrative to a murder. I absolutely couldn't put it down either time I read it! Kudos to Alice Sebold!

I would recommend reading the book before seeing the movie. I happened to see the movie first and then found out it was a book. But I have always felt the book tells the true story the writer wanted to tell. I enjoyed this book more than the movie. I read it in 1 night.

I really enjoyed this book too. Gives you a different perspective on trauma's of life and the after life.

This book shattered me. Having children, allowing your heart to go walking around on the outside of your body like that, knowing one day it may just not come home. The explosion of the family, the fathers inability to let go, the mothers need to forget, no detail felt false or anything less than devastating.

Interesting perception of the afterlife. Good story, the subject is a bit sad, and disturbing. Very touching, I remember crying a few times. I thought the book was way better than the movie.

Sebold writes a beautifully tragic story that had me captivated from beginning to end. It evoked true emotion in me, which in my opinion is what makes a well written story.

Love this book! When I was first introduced to it I was in high school and not a reader. I took one look at the book and was turned off just at how big it was. Haha! Once I started it, I couldn't put it down. Thanks to this book alone, I now love to read (no matter how big the book). Years later, they came out w/a movie. I was overly excited until I watched it. It's very long and off topic, didn't keep me interested like the book.