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The Lovely Bones
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The Lovely Bones

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Author: Alice Sebold
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, 2002
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Book Type: Novel
Genre: Horror
Sub-Genre Tags: Ghosts
Magical Realism
Immortality
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The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones

Dreamworks
1/15/2010

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Once in a generation a novel comes along that taps a vein of universal human experience, resonating with readers of all ages. THE LOVELY BONES is such a book -- a #1 bestseller celebrated at once for its artistry, for its luminous clarity of emotion, and for its astonishing power to lay claim to the hearts of millions of readers around the world.

"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973."

So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her -- her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, THE LOVELY BONES succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.

Banned Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

"Moved to the faculty section of the John W. McDevitt Middle School library in Waltham, Mass. (2008) because its content was too frightening for middle school students." (Source: "Books Challenged & Banned in 2008-2009," www.ala.org (PDF))


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