Her name was Susie Salmon, murdered at the age of 14, in 1973. There’s no way not to reveal this it’s the first sentence of the book after all.
The murderer, her neighbor Mr. Harvey, a complete sociopath, even offers the family his condolences and tells them he hopes that they find who did it. But that’s what sociopaths do right?
Reading this book felt like reading an article in the newspaper about children being murdered by psychopathic and sociopathic assholes. This book will bring you to tears, anger, hope, and then it will show you the love and healing that is necessary to overcome such a tragedy.
It’s not uncommon for us to believe that bad things do not happen to good people, but our logical minds will tell us don’t kid yourself because of course, bad things happen to good people all the time. In The Lovely Bones, this is driven home…
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