The Lovely Bones

by Alice Sebold | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0316166685 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmelydiawing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 3/15/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmelydiawing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Saturday, March 15, 2008
Picked this up at the Book Thing in Baltimore. I read another copy a while back. This is what I wrote then:

Susie Salmon was murdered at age 14 in the early 1970s. Susie herself narrates this story as she looks down from heaven, starting with her death and following her family over the next decade. My feelings about this book are fairly tepid. It's well-written but a little heavy on the grief and family drama. While this is understandable given the circumstances, I felt like I was reading a cross between "Cold Case Files" and "The Wonder Years," with a dash of "Seventh Heaven" thrown in. I also felt like the author couldn't decide between supernatural fantasy and gritty realism, never quite reaching a happy medium either. A decent read, but don't go into it expecting a murder mystery. It's a touching family drama through and through.

Released 12 yrs ago (4/27/2008 UTC) at Day of the Book (street festival) on Howard Avenue in Kensington, Maryland USA



To be given away at the International Day of the Book in Kensington, Maryland.
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Journal Entry 3 by Beachy94 from Gaithersburg, Maryland USA on Sunday, April 27, 2008
I caught this book at the Day of the Book festival on Sunday April 27th in Kensington, MD. I plan to read it eventually and release it back into the wild as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 4 by Beachy94 at -- Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA on Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Released 12 yrs ago (6/10/2008 UTC) at -- Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA



Finished the book last week and decided it would be fun to take it to Florida with me on vacation and release it there. I enjoyed this book, despite its somewhat dark theme. Very enlightening, well written, good read.

I left the book on a chair in Gate E6 next to the pizza place in the AirTran Airways terminal. Happy Catching!!

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