The Lovely Bones
As our story starts out, the main character is the narator. She is also dead. Susie Salmon was a fourteen year old girl. It was 1973, dissapearances were unheard of. Susie was just like the rest of us, trying to get through junior high, trying to make something of herself. Only now, she is trapped inside her own perfect heaven, tormented because she knows her murderer is still out there, and she cannot tell anyone. She was assaulted and murdered in a room under the ground. We know who her murderer is from the beginning, but we must watch and hold our breath as we watch him interact with her family after she has gone. Inside her own perfect heaven, Susie watches her family for years, as they grow apart after her death. The novel goes between Susie's heaven and her experiences within, and her family, following their battles with each other after her death. What can tear a family apart at the seams? The loss of a child.
A major motion picture, The Lovely Bones is both a wonderful novel and movie. I highly reccomend either, but as usual, I prefer to read the book before seeing the movie. However, if you have already seen the movie, reading the book with answer any questions you might have about the movie, as it goes into much more detail.
Concluding, I adored this book. It is an emotion-gripping story with love and separation, death and life, and a memorable thought on loss.