The Lovely Bones
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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.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
To be given away at the International Day of the Book in Kensington, Maryland.
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WILD RELEASE NOTES:
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!!