The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This book was not at all like I expected. The librarian at my school highly recommended it. She said the descriptions of the main character's "heaven" were wonderful, but I didn't see any writing that struck me as wonderful, powerful, or even clear. Overall, I thought the entire novel was bland. The book jacket states that Susie, the main character, tries to reach her father (from the other side) to help solve her own murder, but that isn't what the book is about. I don't want to include any spoilers, but it is sufficient to say that the book was only "okay" in my opinion. My daughter wanted to read it, but there are two scenes which I feel are inappropriate. I'm not too worried about her reading it, though. I have a feeling she'd be bored with it in the first 30 pages. I'm happy to be moving on to some new reading material.
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