It is both disturbing and lovely.
It is both disturbing and lovely. The plot or story is basically the reactions of everyone who is touched by the tragic murder of year-old Susie Salmon.
In my opinion, a jag in the flow of the book is that, when she embodies Ruth and has a chance to be with her family and friends, she, instead, wants to be with the boy she had liked.
I would have thought she would have wanted to lead everyone to her body so that the mystery of her death could be solved and her grieving family could move on.
The story was narrated by this year-old girl; therefore, it sounded a bit childish at times, as would be expected. Harvey left his house for the final time while my mother was granted her most temporal wish. So, are we as readers to believe that a dead year-old girl gains age and insightful maturity?
Has Heaven given her the gift of wisdom? The theme which carries throughout the book is the devastation and overwhelming grief suffered by Susie, her parents and siblings, her friends and community. They all seek comfort in their own ways.
The parents try to escape their feelings and drift apart and away from their surviving children. Harvey is the murderer. Buckley suffers greatly and tries to understand the loss of his sister and the subsequent loss of his mother who abandons him.
He ends up hating women, but oddly, either lovingly or perhaps as trophies, keeps personal items from his victims. Thirdly, a theme which interconnects all the themes in the story is the underlying love which eventually pulls everybody back together and allows the pain of grief to heal them.
The Lovely Bones is an enjoyable book that is easy to read with a few lagging spots as well as a few far-fetched areas. However, it is a likeable, imaginative and touching story. It reminded me of the movie Ghost which was at times far-fetched, but somehow gave hope that despite a horrific death, one might find comfort in the afterlife and even be able to come back, if only briefly just once more.
The book was hard to put down, and I would recommend it to someone who would like to read a touching story that would not take very long to read. I would say it can be enjoyed by men, too. Little, Brown and Company ; Popular.Personal Response (5) 'The Lovely Bones' 'The Lovely Bones' is a dramatic thrilling fictional novel written by Alice Sebold, which shares the story of Suzie Salmon, a young girl who was raped and murdered at age Sep 14, · THE LOVELY BONES in itself I think everybody who reads that book has a different experience.
It's just one of those moments where it is so original and it is about death and it about how death affects you and what your response to it is. The characters within . In the novel 'The Lovely Bones' written by Alice Sebold, Susie Salmon has been murdered.
The novel is written from Susie's perspective whilst she is alive but dead living in heaven. Susie is in a heaven of her own where she watches down on her family living while they're facing the tough struggle of losing there own eldest daughter.
The Lovely Bones is an enjoyable book that is easy to read with a few lagging spots as well as a few far-fetched areas. However, it is a likeable, imaginative and touching story.
However, it is a likeable, imaginative and touching story.
"The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold An examination of the character Susie in "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold and how the author engages my sympathy for her and her family members.
The horrific tragedy described in "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold makes the novel fascinating. The Lovely Bones is a novel by American writer Alice Sebold.
It is the story of a teenage girl who, after being raped and murdered, watches from her personal Heaven as her family and friends struggle to move on with their lives while she comes to terms with her own death.
The novel received critical praise and became an instant bestseller. A film adaptation, directed by Peter Jackson, who personally .