Book vs. Movie: The Lovely Bones

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After watching Peter Jackson’s adaptation quite some time ago I finally found the time to check out the book. So far I had heard nothing but praise for Alice Sebold’s novel, so I was excited to find out whether it really is that good…

 

The Plot:
14-year old Susie Salmon has a wonderful life until one day the unspeakable happens. Susie is murdered. Alice Sebold tells the story from Susie’s point of view. She watches from heaven as her family struggles to carry on with their lives and also while her killer sets out again… Continue reading

Movie Mania: The Lovely Bones

This supernatural crime drama set in the 1970’s was brought to the big screen by Peter Jackson in 2009. Based on the award-winning novel by Alice Sebold which was published 7 years before this movie had to face high expectations.

 

The Plot:

Susie Salmon is your average teenage girl. She deals with her first love, annoying siblings, parents who don’t understand her. But soon something very unusual is about to happen to Susie. She is murdered. While her family has a hard time coping with her death  her dad continues to try to find her murderer. In the mean time Susie is captured in some kind of intermediate world. There she meets other girls who were murdered by the same man who killed her. One of the girls urges her to let go of her family and the world she had to leave. It’s the only way for her to move on the heaven. After some time Susie realises that her hatred inflicts the lives of the ones she left behind. She makes her peace and moves on. Her father and sister finally find out who killed Susie and get to make their peace as well.

 

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