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My review here.

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I feel about the same with this book as the first one. I liked it but it had so much more potential to be better. Again, I felt it was lacking in depth and character development. Maybe it carried over from the first book, but I still found myself struggling to care about the characters. The storyline is intriguing enough which kept me reading, and there is a lot more going on in this book than the first. So overall, I liked it, but was a little disappointed at the same time.

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Continuing my unintentional Oprah's Book Club theme (having recently read Back Roads), The Lovely Bones is the story of Susie Salmon, murdered at age 14 and transported to her version of heaven--most of the book is her narrative as she watches over her family and others after the tragic event. I wish I had not seen the movie before reading the book, as my mind kept automatically picturing the actors throughout, and documenting major omissions in the movie; for example, the kissing episode between detective Len and Susie's mom Abigail. The movie concentrated more on the murderer, neighbor George Harvey, and his hopeful capture than the book did. And as is always the case, the book offered a more in-depth examination of the secondary characters, such as Ruth Connors, a girl Susie's age who could feel her presence on earth and also that of other girls who died of violent crimes. Ruth plays an important role in the book through her clairvoyant powers and poems chronicling forgotten lives, and it is through Ruth's body that Susie's spirit is able to return near the end of the book and reunite with Ray Singh, the boy with whom she shared her first kiss and continued to follow and have feelings for while in her heaven. This doesn't mean the book is some sort of schmaltzy supernatural love story; far from it, The Lovely Bones is a well-written and insightful treatment of a life gone too soon, tackling themes of: The effect a murder has on loved ones and social interactions; the effects of the passage of time; and dealing with remembrances and regrets. I found author Sebold at her best in descriptive moments in time such as during a flashback to Susie standing on the family's porch during a summer night thunderstorm, and her mother saying, "You look invincible."

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I picked this up because it got great reviews and I have to say I was a little disappointed. I'm already sold on the whole concept that the western world needs to wake up and smell the coffee about how the rest of the world lives (often because of us), and I felt like the message here came on a little strong. It annoyed me and I felt like the story was a bit contrived.