Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Lovely Bones--Alice Sebold

Genre: Fiction
Year Published: 2002
Pages: 384
Rating: 4/5

I really liked this book. The story was clever, innovative, and freshly told in the voice of a young recent murder victim now residing in her heaven. It was captivating and heart-wrenching to watch her friends and family on earth try to let her go even as she does the same in heaven. Until the end--when things stepped off the level of the believeable unknown into "give-me-a-break" territory. It's only as a result of that ridiculous twist that I didn't give this book 5 stars, but Sebold really lost me there. Otherwise, this book was excellent.

Challenge/s: None
Book-a-week #: 36

1 comment:

Rhinoa said...

I read this last year and really enjoyed it. I am interested to see how the film turns out.