OMG! I have the book and the film on dvd of "Lovely Bones". An extremely sad story! It has it's virtues though in reminding us that we need to show our love for those we care for and it marginalizes the predators, who wish to harm our loved ones!
So far I am pretty into the book. And it is a very sad story. I'm sure I'll watch the movie when I'm done with the book. I remember not to long ago, the movie was playing at the theater, but I didn't get to go see it. I rented the book from the library when I happened to come across it. I kind of like to read the books first anyway, because if I see the movie first, then I won't bother finishing the book. The book is very interesting and unique in nature. I do believe that this author probably has her aspect of the after life, pretty close to head on...
I very much believe that those, who we love may try to reach us from that better world. Especially if they have been taken so wrongfully, cruelly and unexpectedly from us as is depicted in the film. I have to be careful with such stories because they heat up my emotions and i can very much emphasize with Susie's father and what he intended to do with the baseball bat.
I've just returned from a week's holiday and as usual, under-estimated the number of books I'd get through. Fortunately the hotel lobby had shelves of discarded paperbacks, including the novel "Room" by Emma Donoghue.
It took its inspiration from the Joseph Fritzl, Natascha Kampusch and Sabine Dardenne incarcerations, and is told from the viewpoint of the child who was born and spent the first five years of his life confined with his mother in an 11x11 foot soundproofed room. One of the cover reviews promise "this will break your heart". It didn't break mine; I found it fascinating and uplifting. So I'd be interested to know if anyone else has read it.