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the lovely bones,
This review is from: The Lovely Bones (Paperback)You don't have to believe in heaven to enjoy this excellent book, but you do have to believe in the premise that good writing ( and I include The Lovely Bones in this category ) is more than the sum of its parts.
From the opening lines, you know that this book presents a unique perspective. I am an atheist, but confronted by the statement "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 neighbourhood"
If you want a good read that will move you to tears and pull you along at the rapid speed of a thriller; if you want a well crafted portrait of a grieving family, coming to terms with loss and getting on with their individual lives; if you want a book that is essentially life affirming, then you must read The Lovely Bones.