this is the story of a girl who, after being raped and murdered, watches from Heaven as her family and friends struggle to move on with their lives while she comes to terms with her own death.
About the Author!
Alice Sebold is an American writer. She has published three books: Lucky, The Lovely Bones, and The Almost Moon
Themes in the Book!
Isolation- After susie dies she is isolated in heaven and feels alone because she cant help her family find her killer. susie says "Why cant they hear me? why cant I lead them to him."
Forgiveness - Susie cant seem to forgive the world after she gets raped and murdered but soon realizes how beautiful the world really is. "This world first seemed dark and cold but now it truly is a beautiful place."
Guilt- susie's family feels like they were the reason she went missing and ended up being murdered. Susies mother said while sobbing "We should've stayed outside and watched them ride their bikes, we should have!"