Rory’s Book Club: The Lovely Bones

In general if you asked me “Do you want to read a book about a teenager’s grisly murder & how her family deals with it?”, I would say no.  That’s why Rory’s book club has been so good for me.  I pick up books that I wouldn’t read otherwise, such as “The Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold.  This book has interesting perspectives on family, love, & heaven in a way that I have never though of heaven before.  I think Alice Sebold is brilliant & has such a way with words.  Granted, the book deals with some tough issues & even had me thinking “Ah, that’s why my parents are still so overprotective of me even though I think I’m a grown up”. I usually know how many pages I have read of a book, but this one just flew by, I was left thinking “Is it really over?”. I give it 4.5 toaster pastries, it would have been 5, but it scared me just a little.

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I've watched every episode of Gilmore Girls several times. I moved to a small town that reminded me of Stars Hollow. I've subconsciously had my haircut to look like Lorelai. Gilmore Girls is my life, I just have to find Luke. (Well, I didn't have a kid when I was 16, but other than that...)

5 thoughts on “Rory’s Book Club: The Lovely Bones

  1. Trish Ryan

    I read her memoir and decided I wasn’t brave enough to read the book. I’m glad the book succeeded, b/c if anyone deserves some good things in life, it’s this author. But I’m glad I didn’t have to read it. Bravo to you for your courage!

  2. Girl Friday

    Like you I was totally blown away when I read this book. So much so that I had to read her memoir. I knew it would leave my heart black and blue but Alice Sebold is an amazing writer and I could not NOT read her eloquent, poignant, incredible words.

    I really liked your review…

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  4. Sabrina from Dortmund/Germany

    I also read this big because of your review. It’s great! I love it. But it was a bit difficult for me, because I read it in english. And the style was much harder for me to understand like Mark Haddon.
    Go on, you’re doing a good job! 🙂
    thanks for your efforts!

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