The Lovely Bones (book)

301 Ratings: 2.7
A book by Alice Sebold.

The Lovely Bones is a 2002 novel by Alice Sebold. It is the story of a teenage girl who, after being murdered, watches from heaven as her family and friends go on with their lives, while she herself comes to terms with her own death. The novel received … see full wiki

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Author: Alice Sebold
Genre: Drama, Light Horror, Supernatural Fiction, Life After Death
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1st edition (June 2002)
Date Published: (June 2002)
67 reviews about The Lovely Bones (book)
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
Interesting book - have not seen the movie yet, but it will be interesting to see how they transfer it from the written word to the screen
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
sad story but oh so very well written kept me glued to the couch all day getting it read - good rainy day book
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
Very good read. Hard to keep your emotions in check. As a parent or anyone who loves a child this is a nightmare. Not sure if I want to see the movie because the book was so good and also it was almost more than I could take reading about this family I'm not sure I could watch it all going on on the big screen.
Quick Tip by . June 25, 2010
The Lovely Bones is a haunting tale told colorfully, and if you can suspend your disbelief in the afterlife scenes, not so bad. If you have voyeurism issues, probably not the book for you.
review by . June 25, 2010
This book was given to me by my aunt because she always has believed that young woman should be informed and open to the ideas of real life. After reading Alice Sebold's "Lucky" I gained an even deeper understanding and respect for this book. The imagery is artistic but doesn't take away from the core story that a young, innocent and hopeful girl is raped and murdered, taking her to a place where she watches her family deal with their grief and is torn about whether she should …
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
An okay read, not your typical murder story.
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
very sad
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
This is a very strange book. Not sure that I liked it.
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
Could not put it down! Amazing!
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
A harrowing supernatural murder mystery.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
this book is creepy good
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
a haunting book
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
Amazing book.
Quick Tip by . June 19, 2010
difficult beginning but written in a whole new voice and an amazing story
Quick Tip by . June 19, 2010
I loved this book. I picked it up and just couldn't put it down once I did. The amount of emotion that's there is just a really hard thing to ignore while you're reading. This was a truly lovely book and I can't wait to read other books by Sebold.
review by . June 18, 2010
Colorful way to explain death and no closure when you die unexpectedly.  YOu have to have a pretty good imagination to enjoy the story.  I was pleased with the imageries written by the author.  Original idea about someone who wants peace for her family and watching all the events from heaven.  I can't imagine what it's like to see your family in pain after an unexpected violent death...
Quick Tip by . June 17, 2010
you wouldn't normally find me reading something atop the ny times bestseller list... but this wasn't the worst! a touch saccharine... but hey! at least it's not dan brown!
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
A unique and thoroughly engaging read.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
I'd like to read this, very good.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
Simple writing style and a lovely story.
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
kind of depressing
Quick Tip by . June 12, 2010
Horrificly overrated- as much as I wanted to enjoy, the ending dissolved into silliness.
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
I read this long before there was a movie prospect, and can attest to its power. Truly a deep perspective and a great read.
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
It's certainly well written, but I found the plot rather distressing.
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
Good reading!
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