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Re:The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2004, 04:35:13 pm »
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aww man such a great book. i read it in 11th grade and i loved it. i had to read it for an english paper. we got to pick our own book. i picked it up, read the line that Laura quoted and was HOOKED! it was the first time in a while that i liked a book i HAD to read.
great ending, great writing, great overall story.

if u havent read it give it a read! u wont be disappointed!
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« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2004, 04:28:56 pm »
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Maybe I'm the only one...but I didn't get it. I liked it up to a certain point, but then I just didn't care. I felt really cheated when


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they didn't even ever catch the guy. They just...forgot. That's not how real people are. I didn't identify with the characters at the end, at the beginning, I really did, but not at the end. The part where Susie took over Ruth's body....?? Come on!! It seemed a bit...I don't know how to say it, but I thought it was stupid IMO. I guess I just didn't get it.
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« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2004, 11:17:23 am »
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Quote from: Tindaiel on July 18, 2004, 04:28:56 pm   

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they didn't even ever catch the guy. They just...forgot. That's not how real people are.

Believe me, that's what happens a lot of the time. people just get away with things until they try again, and even then they could run off and not be found. And remember when the book is set, the police wouldn't have had shared computer records so it would be hard to charge someone for a crime in a different place without the records.
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« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2004, 09:24:04 pm »
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I just finished it today, it was pretty good. I didn't like it as much as everyone else, but I did enjoy it. 
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« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2004, 11:04:34 am »
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Quote from: HPfreak on July 20, 2004, 09:24:04 pm   

I just finished it today, it was pretty good. I didn't like it as much as everyone else, but I did enjoy it. 

I just finished it today aswell. 
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« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2004, 06:58:00 pm »
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Quote from: Rai on July 20, 2004, 11:17:23 am   

Believe me, that's what happens a lot of the time. people just get away with things until they try again, and even then they could run off and not be found. And remember when the book is set, the police wouldn't have had shared computer records so it would be hard to charge someone for a crime in a different place without the records.

When I say "that's not how real people are" I mean that she doesn't behave how a real person would act. I know she's in heaven and all, but the author portrays her as so human, yet when presented with the chance, she doesn't do what most humans would do, seek justice for her murderer.

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You remember she had the opportunity to catch him when she went into Ruth's body, but she decided to have sex with Ray instead...I don't know, that whole part just struck me as very very odd.
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« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2004, 08:48:56 pm »
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Quote from: ElleJay on July 21, 2004, 11:04:34 am   


Quote from: HPfreak on July 20, 2004, 09:24:04 pm   

I just finished it today, it was pretty good. I didn't like it as much as everyone else, but I did enjoy it. 

I just finished it today aswell. 




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I know, the whole sex-with-Ray thing was incredibly weird, in my opinion. I didn't like it.
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« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2004, 12:49:18 pm »
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For me, the sex with Ray was totally justified.

She was killed when she was what, 13? 11? I dont' exactly remember. But she watches her sister grow into a woman, feel desire and love and passion, and it's the one thing in her life she wanted.

Her only sexual experience was one of horror, pain and violence. She was given the ultimate gift. She was allowed to feel love as a woman. She was allowed to go back, and to, in a sense, triumph over her murderer. He took from her...he stole from her body, and in a way, that was his goal; to end her life before she could grow into a woman, and to steal from her that which was pure.

By going back, and having sex with Ray, she beats him. She triumphs over him. She takes back from him all that he took from her.

It was symbolic, and really, the only way the book could be ended. Catching the murderer? Wouldn't that be a bit....juvenille and Sweet Valley High-ish? Coming back and catching her killer; sort of over the top, don't you think?

For me, it all goes back to her need to be a woman; to feel love. To know that there is something beyond her own experience of pain and torture.

Wow...that was long. I just really loved this book.

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« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2004, 09:08:45 pm »
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She was killed when she was 14, but you were close.

To me, it was extremely unnecessary. Sure, her virginity was taken from her. It sucks. That's how life is. Girls get raped. It's not about taking their purity or anything, it's about the rapist getting power. I know soo many girls who have been raped, who have lost their virginity to rapists, who can't have a normal relationship. It's life. It's the truth. To me, that's what book should do (unless they are fantasy) My friend died when she was 16, as a virgin. She can't come back and experience love. If she's watching us, she sees her sister doing the same thing, but she can't come back. I'm sure she doesn't want to, she's in heaven and she doesn't need to feel that because she is feeling the best kind of love ever, God's love. Sexual intercourse can't even COMPARE. I like books I can identify with, but I couldn't with this one.

To me, justice isn't juvenile.
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« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2004, 07:46:33 am »
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The sex with Ray thing was really bizarre i thought, but i saw nothing wrong with it.  I agree with a lot of what Concertina said.  Nice speech by the way!  It was weird though.  Her coming back, going into someone elses body, while they were temporarily dead, and having sex with their friend... weird, but quite nice.  Afterall, it's only a book, and anything can happen in a book.  Alice Sebold was actually raped in real life wasn't she?  So the whole story is even nicer.  It's probably how she wished things could have turned out with her.  She knows how it actually feels to be raped, so she knows what she's talking about.

I thought the Mr. Harvey getting killed by ice thing was weird.
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« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2004, 09:19:13 pm »
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When I say unnecessary, I don't mean that there was anything wrong with it. I just didn't like her writing choice. I meant IMO that it didn't add anything to the book. But then again, I'm not a big fan of romance.
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« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2004, 05:33:53 pm »
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I really liked this book, it was my mums, so then I read it, it was so sad, espically when the dog died and went to heaven, aah! It was quite disturbing though, when he chopped up her body...eeek  not nice.
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« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2004, 09:51:15 am »
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I really didn't like this book. I just think the whole thing was too mushy.
Like the sister marrying the boyfriend she had when she was 12. It's just annoyingly sappy.

I thought the sex with Ray bit was strange aswell. And I didn't like the heaven she had. It was all a bit irritating.
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« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2004, 10:05:47 am »
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I think the heaven she had was wonderful. Because, it was her own idea of heaven.
It was how she wanted it to be, and I think that if you want heaven to be like a school ground instead of big high golden gates and fluffy clouds then why not?
I really liked the bit where she saw her Grandad and also when the dog came running towards her.
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« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2004, 12:00:07 pm »
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I started reading it over the summer and completely forgot about it! I'm going to read it again now I've seen this!
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