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The Lovely Bones
By: Sammie Beech
Susie- she is the main girl who gets killed.
Jack- Susie's dad who does everything to try
and find Susie's murderer.
Lindsey and Buckley- Susie’s brother and
Grandma Lynn- Susie’s grandma
Rick- Susie’s old boyfriend who helps her dad
try and find her murderer.
Mr. Harvey- Susie’s killer.
Officer- Is suppose to find out Susie’s killer but
doesn’t and has an affair with her mother.
Abigail (Susie’s Mother)- stops caring about
her children and has an affair, and leaves her
My favorite character would probably have to be
Jack, Susie’s father. He cares so much about his
daughter, and family. He does everything he can to
find out who killed her and to help their family out
that is having a hard time staying together because
of the death of Susie.
He also is very kind to everyone, and even though
his wife left him, he still takes her back, and is very
nice to her. Which I think would be very hard to do.
-My least favorite character would probably be Susie’s
mother, Abigail. Even though Mr. Harvey killed Susie I
still would say that Susie’s mother would definitely be
my least favorite character in this book.
-After Susie died she had an affair, and left her family.
So pretty much their family just lost two people. She is
just a really selfish person who only cares about herself.
Right before she left she promised Lindsey, (Susie’s
sister) that she would never leave them. A couple days
later she left them. I think that is the rudest thing you
could ever do to your kids and your family.
In the very beginning of the book Susie dies. How she gets killed was
Mr. Harvey (her neighbor) follows her all the way home from school,
and he brings her into this cornfield. He finally stops her and gets her
to go into his little underground fort. He told her he wanted her
opinion first before he let the other kids come and play in it. They
stay there for a while and than she starts to feel really uncomfortable,
so she starts to get up and leave. Than he pushes her down and rapes
her, and after he does that than he stabs her.
After Susie gets killed she explains and observes everything that is
going on up in heaven. Lindsey, Susie’s sister did not want to go back
to school and see everyone because she felt like she would become the
title of “Susie’s dead sister.” Her brother Buckley is about four years
old at the time of her death and doesn’t quite understand the meaning
of death, so he always asked, “where’s Susie Daddy, where’s Susie.”
Up in heaven Susie meets this girl named Holly. They become really
good friends because Holly made Susie feel welcome in heaven, at
first she did not like heaven at all, because she felt really lonely, but
Holly made her feel more comfortable and not as lonely. Now she is
starting to really enjoy it.
What this story is mainly about is her family
trying to get by with their daughter/ sisters
death. They are trying to figure out who the
killer is and they are also trying to live their
normal lives.
It is mainly the dad who cares the most about it
that it tears his marriage apart, and his wife
leaves him.
The climax of this book would be that the father finds out who the
killer is. He tries to tell the cop who it is but he does not believe
him, actually no one believes him, except Lindsey; Susie’s sister.
She starts to be suspicious especially because of everything that
her father has said, and she goes into Mr. Harvey’s house and
finds this book of all his drawings of the planning of his deaths, the
scariest one that she finds is hers. Mr. Harvey wants to kill her
also. She goes and shows it to the cops, and so now they have
 Mr. Harvey finds out that his book is gone and knows someone
took it, and so he moves, and goes missing, and no one knows
where he is.
 His wife has an affair with the cop who is helping their family
figure out Susie’s killer. She stops caring about everything and
moves to California, where no one knows where she is, or what
she is doing.
 Lindsey, Susie’s sister meets this guy, jimmy and he asks her to
marry her. Everyone starts to grow older and older. It is really
weird to her, but she knows its bound to happen.
Lindsey graduates college, and is officially engaged to her
lover, Samuel. Susie is very happy with her.
Susie’s mother comes back because she found out her
husband, Jack had a heart attack. That is pretty much the
only reason why she came back, and she was planning on
going back to where she lived, she did not want to go back
to her real home with her family. She was gone for about
nine years. When she comes back Lindsey and Buckley are
both very rude to her, and will not talk to her. If that were
me I would probably do the same thing that they do. It
would be hard for me to forgive what she did to that family.
The resolution of this book is actually very well done. I like
it a lot. There is a movie to this book, and the ending is a
little bit like it, but not really. The book is a lot better.
Towards the ending they kind of give up on finding Mr.
Harvey, (Susie’s killer) but than they find out that he falls
off a cliff, and dies. Right before he falls off the cliff he tries
to rape another girl, and she screams and pushes him off the
Susie’s family lives happily ever after. Lindsey gets married
to her high school sweetheart, Samuel the guy she met in
high school. She gets pregnant and has a baby boy. The
mom stays with the family and takes care of all of them as
best as she can. The dad gets better from his heart attack,
and they both keep raising Buckley their son. They all have
great lives at the end of this book. It is a great book, I
recommend it to all.
This book took place around the seventies.
This is important because you need to know
how they act, and how they looked. All of the
girls pretty much were white and had mousy
brown hair, and also how they acted in this
This book is taken place in heaven, because
that is where Susie lives, and it doesn’t say
where they lived on earth, but I'm guessing
somewhere cold because they have really long
and cold winters.
Grief - The theme of grief is the most obvious message Alice
Sebold uses in her novel. People react differently when the
tragedy of death strikes and especially when the death is a
gruesome one like murder. The author wants us to know
that facing this murder, even though it is an awful way to
die, you need to get over it, and keep living your life.
Love and Acceptance - The theme of love and acceptance is
also relevant to this story. It isn’t just love for the dead
person and acceptance of her death. It is also love and
acceptance for the people who are living also. Show
everyone that they are of the same worth.
Never stop caring- I think the author wants us to know that
even if a loved one dies, than you should never stop caring
about them, and always remember them. Even though your
lives will be moving on, you need to still think and care for
them like they are still living.
From 1-10 I would probably give this book an
8. It was definitely a good book, but why I
didn’t give it a nine or a ten is because some
parts in the book were just kind of dull, and
not interesting. I didn’t feel like I needed to
know all of the stuff they were saying.
Also some other things were not very
thoughtful, and they were just flat out what
some of the characters did.
What I am doing my social issue on would be
rape. That is how Susie dies in this book, and I
thought that it would be a good idea to show
everyone what you should do, or how to avoid
this awful thing if it happens to you.
Definition: To force someone to have sex
against there will.
Over 400,000 women are raped per year in the
United States.
Females are more likely to get raped.
Boys can also get raped.
Serious therapy
Only two percent of rapists get caught and go
to jail.
In Africa at least fifty children get raped.
Most of the time you know who your rapist is.
They first try and get close to you so that you
feel like you can trust them. Than in the end all
they want to do is rape you.
It could be anyone. Sometimes it is the uncle,
mom, dad, grandparent or your cousin.
In the Lovely Bones it was her neighbor that
she loved and thought was her close friend.
They usually rape people who have low self
esteem or insecure.
Try to remove yourself from the situation or
any bad situation.
Send clear verbal and non-verbal messages.
Defend yourself: Kick them, go for the nose
with the heel of your hand.
Go for the groin with your elbows and knees.

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