Alice Sebold documents the account of her rape in 1981, as a college freshman at Syracuse. The horrible incident is only the beginning--the book details all of the aftermath as well. She has to deal with telling the police, her friends, and family, who try to be supportive but don't know how to. She becomes known as "the girl who was raped" by fellow classmates. She finishes out her first year of college, discovering that writing has become a meth... The Lovely Bones (Literature)
Fourteen-year-old Susie Salmon is raped and murdered by a man living in her home town. Her story begins in heaven where she relates what happened to her, and watches her family on earth as they try to heal, and cope with the fact that her killer may never be brought to justice.
Susie still longs to be able to grow into adulthood. In her heaven, this wish seems impossible, until at one point she is able to switch places with Ruth, a school companion, ... The Lovely Bones (Science Fiction)
In "The Lovely Bones" we meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon after she has already died. The book then follows her family cope with her death as she watches them from Heaven. Her parents marriage begins to crumble, her sister becomes a rock in order to stay strong, and her little brother tries to understand the finality of death. She is forced to watch her killer evade capture and go free. Through it all the book manages to stay suprisingly upbeat. Susie watch...