Have you ever read a book that has totally pulled on your heart-strings to the point were you cry your eyes out, or feel lots of anger towards the characters in a book? There’s a few books that I have read in my life that have done this to me. I consider myself an sensitive soul at the best of times, but when I read “The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold I wasn't prepared for the emotional journey she would take me on.
The story is about a family that have to come to terms with the traumatic devastation caused by a gruesome murder of one of there family Members. The family stuggles day to day to try and find closure and peace, and Susie Salmon takes us on that journey with her family.
What made it so heart wrenching for me was how Susie goes to heaven, But from up there she can see her whole family, and her Killer, and the author really makes you want to hate the Killer for what he does to Susie, because we know as we read what he does to her that the family doesn't.
As I read the book I find myself almost keeping vigil with Susie, crying for her family and there grief, and wanting that horrible killer to the be found, and also wanting to slap the hell out of the detective and the Susie's mother for prides shake.
It was truly the most profound and dark Novel I have ever read and one that will stay with me for a while. It had me crying from start to finish. If your not into books that are emotionally packed then I wouldn't recommend it. HOWEVER if you are I highly recommend it.