In the sweet, untroubled voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death, and her own adjustment to the strange new place she finds herself. (It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swingset.)
With love, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie watches her family as they cope with their grief--her father embarks on a search for the killer, her sister undertakes a feat of amazing daring, her little brother builds a fort in her honor--and begin the difficult process of healing.
In the hands of a brilliant new novelist, and through the eyes of her winning young heroine, this story of seemingly unbearable tragedy is transformed into a suspenseful, touching, even funny novel about family, memory, love, heaven, and living....Continua
Loved this book, surprising and full of emotions. A chapter may bring you to tears, then you turn the page and it makes you laugh hard... I liked the way Alice Sebold described the feelings of Susie and her family, I could feel them in my body as if they were mine. The only thing that left me slightly disappointed was the last chapter with just a quick part on Susie's murderer. But as the book reminds us, life goes on....Continua
It was a story about the after-death of a teen girl named Susie. The case was not solved and no body except the elbow was found. The Salmon family, including parents and younger sister Lindsey and brother Buckley, all went through a very sad time missing her. Susie, who was still concerned about her family and friends and could not let go, watched the daily movement on the Earth from her heaven. To see how her family got broken and then reunited. To see how the murderer escaped from here to there uncaught. Towards the end, Susie realized that although she wanted her dad to come to her so badly, she could not take him from the family members because they also loved him as much. Susie also had a chance to go back to the “boyfriend” for a short time to relive the joyful moment through a mysterious classmate who could see the dead.
The book was long, and it focused more on the feeling of each one rather than the happening or the murder case. I would not say it was exciting, but it touched you spiritually.
"“Susie,” my mother said, bracing up under the weight of it, a weight that she naïvely hoped might lighten someday, not knowing that it would only go on to hurt in new and varied ways for the rest of her life."...Continua
This book was a interesting novel from a perspective of a girl who has been murdered. The girl is 14 and is in heaven and is looking down on her family and how they are coping with her passing. This book does a good job of illustrating the hardships and turmoil that a family goes through and about connections that individuals maintain with the deceased. I enjoyed reading this book and found myself unable to put it down when I got to the last few chapters...Continua
Non si capisce molto leggendo, credo che l'effetto sia voluto dall'autrice, che ci racconta dal punto di vista di una persona morta, sospesa nel tempo. Mi immaginavo uno sviluppo differente, la trama non mi ha entusiasmato molto, ma mi ha lasciato ottime sensazioni ed alcune parti mi hanno emozionato....Continua