Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Lovely Bones

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The Lovely Bones
By:  Alice Sebold

I don’t really know what to say about this book. I don’t think I hated it, but I sure didn’t love it. The idea or subject matter is amazing. The book is about a young girl that was murdered. She is telling the story from heaven. The synopsis says she is trying to help her family figure out her murder, but I don’t think that the story line for that was developed well enough. There was also too much time jumping for me. It would go from heaven present, Earth present, Earth past; then it would jump from character x’s present to character y’s past. Sometimes I found myself confused. The first half of the book was slow. When I got half way it started to build and catch my attention. I would read and read waiting for the wow moment and the interest momentum would just fade. I was definitely disappointed in the ending. Mainly because it ended completely different from how I thought it would end. The ending brought to light a story theme that I had missed through the book. Looking back maybe it was evident, but I thought it was lacking. I won’t tell you not to read it, because like I said I didn’t hate it. You may find the magic I missed. I don’t know anything about the author. I think that she may be on the verge of being great. Even though I was not happy with the ending, I think I will see the movie, because I like to see how the transformation happens. I think book to screen is a cool art. I'll let you know what I think. 

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Have you read the book? If so, what did you think? If you do read it please let me know your take. This is all my opinion, and it is by no means a professional one. I am just a girl that likes to read. I thought it would be fun to share my read with you. 


OceanDreams said...

I keep on seeing this book everywhere, but I wasn't sure if I wanted to read it because of the whole communicating from the afterlife stuff. Not that I am not open to reading interesting books, but I love Tim Traveler's Wife on screen but I had a hard time getting into the book. I wonder if it will be the same for this film. Glad you somewhat enjoyed it, we will see how the movie is!

Simply Valorie said...

I haven't read it, but I definitely intend to. I'm glad you were honest in the review -- a lot of people seem to say this book is just amazing and that's all.