An Overrated Novel

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The book- smart, fourteen- year- old girl in "The Lovely Bones", Susie Salmon, was murdered on a snowy day in December walking home from school.

The book- smart, fourteen- year- old girl in "The Lovely Bones", Susie Salmon, was murdered on a snowy day in December walking home from school. By luring Susie into his evil trap, the murderer managed to take Susie Salmon's life and throw away all evidence. Now the Salmon family must learn to cope after this horrible tragedy while all Susie can do is watch from her heaven and hope that everything works its way out. But the opposite happens. Everyone looks at the family in a different way now. They pity the father who is so obsessed with catching the murderer that his senses seemed to have vanished. They can't look at the sister without seeing Susie's face. And Mom, well she can't just take it anymore. She needs to get away from all of it. Meanwhile, the police are getting closer and closer to discovering the mass murderer but will they find him in time? Or will he smother another poor, helpless, girl… taking another life away from this world?

 

 

 

"The Lovely Bones" written by Alice Seybold was very original. I loved the idea of having a story narrated by the murdered, not just the investigator. Since it was a #1 National Bestseller, clearly "The Lovely Bones” spoke to many people. But for me, it just didn't work. The beginning chapters were truly well- written and addicting. But as the book goes on, it begins to become repetitive and uninteresting. And as the end comes around, I was not impressed. I know everyone wants their fairy- tale ending, but this ending was completely ridiculous and unrealistic. Some things just didn’t make sense and got a bit tacky. Though it got boring halfway through, it was still a very short read and managed to keep you some- what intrigued. Even though “The Lovely Bones” wasn’t my number one book in the world, you still may like it. Personally, I just think it was overrated.