December 2, 2009

Review: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Fourteen year old Susie Salmon was murdered on one cold afternoon in 1973. Now watching over her family from her heaven Susie watches her family first struggle with her disappearance then eventually dealing with the fact that she was murdered. She sees the way her death affects her friends, her killer and her family all the while struggling to make herself appear to them and even succeeds at times. From her death to ten years later Susie narrates it all in the haunting voice of a young girl on the verge of becoming a woman.

The major motion picture version of The Lovely Bones, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, and Saoirse Ronan is scheduled for release on December 11, 2009 and I can’t wait. This was an amazing story yet I can’t seem to be able to picture how everything will play out on the big screen. It’ll be interesting to see how everything is done.

This is definitely different from anything I’ve read this year and I highly recommend it for anyone who loves contemporary fiction.

*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my review.

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bermudaonion said...

I read this several years ago and enjoyed it so I can't wait for the movie to come out.

Some Lucky Dog said...

This is one my favorite books. It was interesting reading it from the perspetive of the victim. I'll definitely be seeing the movie.

Ladytink_534 said...

I think I heard that the movie may just get an Oscar nom. Sounds like a good story!

Toni said...

I read this book a while back. I enjoyed it... I have to confess that I was troubled at the beginning and that set a "tone" for me.. later on I looked back and liked it more. Nice review.