The Lovely bones by Alice Sebold

About the book

A huge bestseller in America and the UK  this is a novel about life and death, forgiveness and vengeance, memory and forgetting. 14-year-old Susie Salmon, now dead, looks down on her family and friends from heaven.

Reviewed by Titchfield Reading Group

A moving, touching story. All the characters were believable and sympathetically portrayed. The style was engaging with a well paced plot and unusual structure.

Star rating: ***

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3 thoughts on “The Lovely bones by Alice Sebold”

  1. Review by Abbotts Ann Book Club
    Brilliantly written, a bit harrowing but very good. Slow in the middle. Good analysis of the effects of murder on a family. Thought provoking.
    Star rating: ***


  2. Review by Andover Library
    found it a very moving, emotional story well written with depth to the characters and how they coped with their lives afterwards. Difficult start but well worth persevering.
    Star rating: ***


  3. Review by Copythorne WI
    Enjoyed by everyone in the group; a couple read it twice and both said they never do that and on a second read found things they had missed.
    Star rating: ****


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