The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
My name is Lucy, I am in the ninth grade. I like to play hockey, ski, and rock climb.
This is a chilling story of a young girl’s murder and the aftermath. Susie Salmon, a young girl who loved to take photos, hangout with friends, and look at boys, suddenly finds herself dead in a strange heaven-like world. She is able to watch over her family and the rest of her town as they try to deal with the grief and suffering that comes with death. Susie’s sister and father are especially interested in solving the mystery of her murder, and finding out who took Susie’s life. In the meantime, Susie isn’t ready to die. She has obstacles to pass before she can be at peace and join everyone else in heaven.
I thought that this book was very good but it is definitely for more mature audiences. It was compelling, suspenseful, and chilling. The plot sent shivers down my spine at many parts and it made me want to keep reading. The author does an incredible job of putting you in Susie’s shoes and telling you how it felt to be there, but not really, to see things unfold and be unable to change their outcomes. Reading this book really opened my eyes. I learned to enjoy life because you never know what could happen, and to never take anything for granted.