The Lovely Bones

Author: Alice Sebold

Reviewed By: Jessica B.
From: Sandy, UT
Age: 13
Reviewed on: 11/16/2005


This is a fairly well written book about a girl who died at age 13. The girl, Susie, tells the story from heaven.

One problem I have with this story is the author’s concept of heaven. It makes heaven seem horrible and depressing. I am so glad that Joseph Smith received revelation about what heaven was like, because if this was what I pictured heaven to be I would be afraid of dying.

The Lovely Bones is interesting because it makes you wonder what your family will do after you die. Susie is able to watch her family from heaven. I sincerely hope that my family would react to my death a little better then Susie’s family did.

The beginning of this book made me a little uncomfortable, becuase it talked about how Susie was raped. It does not go into great detail, but I would advise you to stop reading if you start to feel uncomfortable.

I would recommend this book to teenage girls who enjoy tragedies. I might have made this book sound not all that great, but it is actually fairly good. I hope you like the book!

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