The Lovely Bones
"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973." So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new hoe in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her--her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, The Lovely Bones succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.
Oh. My. God. This, if you didn't know, is my favorite book ever! I believe I've read it about... twelve times! I don't know what it is that appeals to me so much, but it does every time. It's my own personal classic.
Oddly enough, I wouldn't recommend it. Strange? Yeah, I know, but I don't think many people will even enjoy this book 1/5 of the amount I did, and I just don't think they will find it the same. But, nonetheless, check it out!
Hmm... Not for me. I didn't like this book.