It is extremely hard for me to choose just ONE book that is, hands down, my absolute favorite. Different books mean different things to me and narrowing it down to one is nearly impossible. However, for this blog hop giveaway, I have chosen The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold as the book I will offer the winner. I read this book seven years ago and it was the first book that ever made me cry. THAT is just one mark of a good book in my opinion. I refuse to see the movie that was made based on this book because I know it won’t possibly live up to my expectations. If you haven’t read this, it’s an excellent read.
When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, she tells us; back in 1973, when Susie mysteriously disappeared, people still believed these things didn’t happen. In the sweet, untroubled voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and her own adjustment to the strange new place she finds herself. It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets. With love, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie watches her family as they cope with their grief, her father embarks on a search for the killer, her sister undertakes a feat of amazing daring, her little brother builds a fort in her honor and begin the difficult process of healing. In the hands of a brilliant novelist, this story of seemingly unbearable tragedy is transformed into a suspenseful and touching story about family, memory, love, heaven, and living.
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