Recent Reading: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - Mo's Journal
Recent Reading: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold|
|Date:||July 28th, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)|| |
How interesting -- when I read it, it never occurred to me that 14-year-olds would find it a good read, or even that they'd ever come across it.
That's funny - I don't think I ever would have heard of the book if not for having a kid in middle school. It is a *very* popular book with adolescents. There are a number of books like that - ones that weren't written as "YA" books particularly but are hugely popular with the 12-17 set. Another one is Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper (which I also read at Zara's recommendation).
That we've all gotten such different things from the book -- things that I think are all there to be found -- leads me to think that Sebold has done something rather extraordinary with this book.
Yes, I agree.