Jan. 14th, 2010

thelake: (random: sunday morning)
Okay, bringing Lovely Bones to work was a very bad idea, very very bad idea, because I am about fail miserably at holding back my tears. This book is pretty, so sad, so pure... I seriously love it. If you haven't heard of it before (chances are very slim on that, since it was published in 2002 and there's a movie coming out) or never had a chance to read it, do it asap.
The Lovely Bones is a 2002 novel by Alice Sebold. It is the story of a teenage girl who, after being brutally raped and murdered, watches from heaven as her family and friends go on with their lives, while she herself comes to terms with her own death.

Inside the snow globe on my father's desk, there was a penguin wearing a red-and-white-striped scarf. When I was little my father would pull me into his lap and reach for the snow globe. He would turn it over, letting all the snow collect on top, then quickly invert it. The two of us watched the snow fall gently around the penguin. The penguin was alone in there, I thought, and worried for him. When I told my father this, he said, "Don't worry, Susie; he has a nice life. He's trapped in a perfect world."

Seriously guys, there are a million more amazing excerpts I can write here and I'm still on page 46! Although I don't know if I can keep reading this here at the office, I want to cry my eyes out most of the time...

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