Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones is a story about a young girl, Susie, who is murdered and the search for her killer. She tells her story while looking down from InBetween or her heaven watching her family in the aftermath of her death. The only person who suspects the real killer, George Harvey, is her father, but without substantial evidence there is nothing the police can do. Once they do find some evidence, the killer mysteriously disappears. The story revolves around the girls family and how they each deal with Susie's death.

In my opinion, the premise of the story was brilliant and imaginative but the delivery was lacking. From a technical point of view, a writer is never supposed to use coincedence to move a story along and the fate of George Harvey was less than satisfying. I found myself flipping through pages, anxiously waiting the ending that I thought was near, and was dismally disappointed. What started out as an amazing story fizzled out in the end.


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