Book Review: The Lovely Bones

Read the book (fiction) The Lovely Bones, By Alice Sebold.

The story is about is fourteen year old girl who gets raped and killed by a weirdo in the neighborhood. The book focuses on how the parents and others deal with this loss over time. Interestingly, the little girl goes to heaven and gets to see and participate in this process. Great idea and hats of to the author for the wonderful writing style and creativity. The story and writing is truly engaging and depicts the grief and sorrow that the family has to deal with in great detail. Unfortunately, I found that there was very little beyond this! I was hoping that something would come out of the crime and waited the entire book but nothing came about. The story is certainly very moving, but I found myself disappointed overall, because the entire book was pretty much an emotional trip and nothing else. If you are the deeply emotional type, you’ll love this book.

Author: Pran Kurup

Pran Kurup is founder and CEO of Vitalect, Inc.

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