I do not understand the critics who gave this book one star, this book is truly amazing. Beautifully written, a harrowing tale of a young girl called Susie Salmon, brutally raped and murdered, who looks down on her family from heaven as they attempt to find her murderer and come to terms with her loss. What makes this book remarkable is Seabold's use of the omniscient narrator. Susie narrates the story from heaven - she can see everything that is happening and is privy to the thoughts of all characters, but she is a disembodied voice, no longer part of their world. She is frozen in limbo, forever 14 years old. I would reccommend The Lovely Bones to anyone - an exciting, heart-breaking and uplifting read.
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