Alli (ikilledkenny) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Book 3: The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold [link]

I first heard about The Lovely Bones when I saw a preview for the movie. It looked like an interesting film, and I wanted to read the book first, and only got around to it recently. This story was extremely sad, yet at the same time, uplifting in a way. I couldn't put the book down, it was very engaging. My only gripe is with the last third of the book or so, but considering the first two-thirds, I really did enjoy this read.

From Amazon: "On her way home from school on a snowy December day in 1973, 14-year-old Susie Salmon is lured into a makeshift underground den in a cornfield and brutally raped and murdered, the latest victim of a serial killer. The Lovely Bones unfolds from heaven, where Susie narrates and keeps watch over her grieving family and friends, as well as her brazen killer and the sad detective working on her case."

Up Next: Took a bunch more books out of the library for summer. Who knows what'll be up next! :)

3 / 50 books ~ 6% done!

766 / 15000 pages ~ 5% done!

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