Blast from the Past: The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
10/6/2006-10/17/2006—328 pages—fiction
Recommended by practically any younger girl reader
Borrowed from public library

So this book was definitely one of a kind. I’ve never read anything like it, and I’m pretty sure I’ll never ever read anything that seemed more real to me. The way Susie was in heaven just really made me think about what it’s really like. And I really hope that Becca’s in a really good heaving (RIP 10/14/2006). One where they sing a lot. Is she in a cancer heaven? Or a fighter heaven? The novel just gave me an awesome insight to death, and probably at the time I needed it most.

“A father’s suspicion is as powerful as a mother’s intuition.” (p87)


Blast from the Past is a weekly post I write that focuses on a book I read long before I ever had a blog about books. While I didn’t “book blog” until a couple of years ago, I’ve kept a reading journal of sorts for about 6 years. Blast from the Past is essentially just my way of digitalizing my old book journals–and reminding me what I thought of books long since read. I think it will be a fun way to look at how my reading selections have changed and what I like most in the books I read.


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