Book: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Genre: Literary Fiction
So, I've avoided this books for.... years... however long it's been around now. I knew there was "the scene" and I thought I'd rather not read "that" scene.
BUT... my book club voted for this to be our book this month. So, I finally picked it up and read it, over the weekend, and guess what? That scene wasn't THAT bad... yes, it was icky and disturbing, but not THAT bad. So... all these years of avoiding this book, and in the end, I loved it! (Well, not "the scene" you know, but the rest of the book!)
I think most everyone knows that it's about Suzie, and how she's in heaven, getting used to things there, but mostly, she's watching how her family is doing without her. It's a great story about relationships, and dealing with loss, and coping, and loving and family. Very upbeat and inspiring in the end. I'm so glad the book club said to go for it and made me read this book after all!