- ardcover: 328 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1st edition (June 1, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316666343
- ISBN-13: 978-0316666343
The Lovely Bones is a beautifully sad poetic story about a family torn apart by loss when 14 year old Susie Salmon was brutally raped and murdered by the man she knew as her neighbor, George Harvey. Susie watches from her heaven, a place where life is lived as a "purpetual yesterday" as her family is challenged in the wake of her unsolved crime and rifts are formed between them.
Though she's been gone for years, Susie never leaves them. She's always with her mother and father, her grandmother, her brother and sister, her school crush, Ray--the only boy who'd ever kissed her, and Ruth--the lonely girl Susie's spirit touched in passing. Even the detective following her case and her murderer, Mr. Harvey are visited by Susie.
This story evokes so many emotions, its impossible to put it down. It's beautifully written and can be enjoyed by both adults and teens.
And don't forget to look out for the new film, The Lovely Bones