Reading Challenge 2015: Book 18/52: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Book 18, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold made me cry, it disturbed me and I loved it. Emotionally I was pulled in and it is unfamiliar territory I can’t think of nay book that I have read that is similar. In opening pages, Susie Salmon, speaking from heaven, is presented as the omnipresent narrator, describes how she lured underground by her neighbour, raped and killed. 

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These words grabbed me: 

“Because horror on Earth is real and it is every day. It is like a flower or like the sun it cannot to be contained.”  – The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold. 

This book made me cry. In fact after I finished it a cloud of sadness settled on me that took me days to shake off and shift into my usual mode of being. 

Although I bawled, in the Popsugar Reading Challenge, I ticked this book is my book that became a movie. (I haven’t watched the movie as yet). 

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