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.