Saturday, March 09, 2013

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Title : The Lovely Bones
Author: Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones 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.

source: goodreads


In this book shows how the father loves her daughter. What he can or will do for his beloved daughter. This book made me open up my mind that no matter what my fathers flows are I should appreciate things that he has done for us. Susie was killed by their strange neighbor and her father knows it though he doesn't have any proofs but he's quite sure that that strange man did it. His obsession of discovering evidence to proof his suspicions made his wife go away. Susie's death had broke her family. this book discuss how the family griefs over a death of their daughter, sister, grand daughter etc. Its a bit too ghost story right in the middle but I don't hate it much. What I hate is that the killer was not caught by the police officers. What I want as an ending is that the killer should be caught in jail so that the family will feel the justice  instead  of the killer died by just being out balanced and fell under the icicle. 

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