The Lovely Bones


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'My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighborhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my father talked to him once about fertilizer.'This is Susie Salmon, speaking to us from heaven. It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets. There are counsellors to help newcomers to adjust, and friends to room with. Everything she wants appears as soon as she thinks of it - except the thing she ...

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Mar 8, 2018

Good Read

This is a book about a 14 year old little girl who was murdered, and the story is told by her...her name was Susie Salmon. She narrates the book from Heaven.
Good read. A novel about life and death, forgiveness and vengeance. Painfully funny, tough and terribly sad as well as a tribute to the healing power of grief.
I liked this book. It was definitely from a different perspective.


Aug 12, 2011

Lovely even with bones

I enjoyed the book but it was a bit slow in places... Maybe it's one of those tomes that requires reading twice to appreciate it fully?

Ironically, the film was shown on TV a few days after I'd read the book... and I was very glad I'd read the book first as I thought the film was rubbish.

The book seller was great! Great price, well packaged and arrived speedily :-)

Jean M

Aug 27, 2010

Lovely Bones

Fascinating and very different - well worth a read


May 28, 2010

I hope the movie is better than the book. From what I read, I would not be inspired to watch it.


Mar 11, 2010

Awesome!!! Excellent!!! One of the best books I have read so far. Excellent vocabulary. Emotional and thought-provoking. I couldn't put it down, then I didn't want it to end.

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