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the-lovely-bones-alice-seboldSources: Biography.com, Encyclopedia of World Biography, The Guardian,IMDb, The Sydney Morning HeraldCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.Susie, Chapter 12 hat about the dead?” I asked. “Where do we go?”The Lovely Bonesby the NumbersMonths The Lovely Bones spent on the New York Times hardcover best-seller list Hardcover copies ofThe Lovely Bones soldin the United StatesYear the film version produced by Peter Jackson was releasedSouvenir Mr. Harvey keeps after murdering Susie—her charm bracelet1>12~2.5 million2009Sebold was raped in college, an experience featured in her first book, Lucky. She followed the memoir with The Lovely Bones,a fictional treatment of the same subject that became a worldwide success and received the Bram Stoker Award and the ABA Bookof the Year Award.ALICE SEBOLDBORN 1963AuthorMain CharactersSusie SalmonCurious, concerned teen; needs to make peacewith deathMr. HarveyDeranged serial killer; rapes and murders SusieLindseySusies brilliant sister;finds vital clue in themurderers houseMr. SalmonSusies dedicatedfather; bent on findingthe murdererLen FenermanDetective; has an affairwith Susies mother RuthFriend who uses ESPto locate murder victims; becomes a vessel forSusies spiritMrs. SalmonSusies grief-stricken mother; breaks down and leaves the familyMotifsBonesAll that is left of Susies earthly body is an elbow bone, but she comes to view the strong connections between people as lovely bones. Building & Breaking DownMr. Harvey builds a tent while Susiesfather breaks the ships in bottles he made, signifying his own brokenness.Reaching Outfrom HeavenTHEMESGriefSusie and her family must create new lives after suffering unimaginable loss.Changing RolesPersonalities either intensify or break down as characters cope with the horror of Susies death.HealingSusie can’t be happy in heaven until she learns to let go of earthly ties; her loved ones can’t move forward until they've faced the fact thatshe will never return.After 14-year-old Susie Salmon is raped and murdered, she narrates the novel from heaven as she watches her loved ones learn to live without her. Meanwhile, she searches for a way to return to Earth just once more to be with Ray, the boy she loves.Alice Sebold2002EnglishNovel AuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageThe LovelyBonesTragedy

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