Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

This book is beautiful. It explores everything from savage death to beautiful life... so many things are ended and then started, started and then ended in this book, it rings so truly of real life that it will help anyone get through rough situations, no matter what they may be.

I want to believe in Alice Sebold's... in Susie Salmon's heaven.

This book's writing style drew me in immediatly, and I could not put it down from the moment I picked it up. Being the week before Christmas, there have been a lot of social obligations I have been forced to attend to, but had it not been for them, this book would never have left my hand.

I fell alseep with it open, I woke up to the words that I'd left behind to dream, and began devouring them once more.

It takes something sad and horrific and turns it into this beautiful understanding... discovering... rebirth.

I never would have suspected that, by reading the story of a violently murdered 14 year old girl, I would walk away feeling so uplifted.

Read. This. Book.


  1. I could do with a good book Heather. Thanks. I'll look out for this one. x x x

  2. Why have you only got one follower on this site Heather.... come on now :-) buck up x x x