The Lovely Bones Review (contains spoilers)

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The Lovely BonesThe Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The book was promising in the beginning but I felt it was bait and switch. I had no real problems with it until the end but it was so anticlimactic. All along we were lead to believe that she was hanging around waiting for her body to be found and her killer to be punished but the real reason was just….meh. All those years, she was hanging around until her family got over her?  Really?

I also didn’t like that Harvey was never apprehended. He died but that is not what he deserved.  I felt….robbed.    Robbed of a good “bad guy gets put in jail” scene.  Robbed of a good ending to an otherwise good book. The possession and sex with Ray thing was very much not needed and bit disturbing.

So, in a nutshell, bad ending to an OK book.  It gets you invested at the very beginning and then downhill and hits rock bottom.

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  1. Brandi

    My thoughts EXACTLY. Like you said, it started out promising, but just fell short.

    The worst part of the book for me was the ending and the possession. It was very….weird.

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