Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Lovely Bones

I am very late reading this book so I know most people have read it or seen the film version long ago.
However I enjoyed it so much I thought I should write a little blog post about it.
The story is narrated by 14 year old Susie Salmon  who has been murdered and is speaking from heaven. She describes life in 'her' heaven and watches over all those she left behind on earth. Susie sees how those she loved are affected by her untimely death and this is really what this book is about. It deals with the horrible subjects of murder, grief and the afterlife in such a gentle way that is not dark and depressing as you might expect.
It is very thought provoking and an original novel.

1 comment:

Sunshine Sam said...

I literally read this book in 4 days, couldn't put it down, the ending annoyed me a little though, the fact that he never got caught really bugged me, but at least he got what he deserved in the end! I really loved how she described heaven xx