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Authors: The Lovely Bones, Famous Quotes from The Lovely Bones by Alice Seabold, Important Sayings, Quotations
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 the 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 I 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."
The Lovely Bones
Intro before first chapter, Page 3.
My name is Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973.
The Lovely Bones
Father, about his son.
You aren't leaving, Susie. You're mine now.
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Mr. Harvey, Chapter 1, Page 12.
I'd say it would be pretty hard to play soccer on the soccer field when it's approximately twenty feet from where my sister was supposedly murdered.
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Lindsey Salmon to Mr. Caden, her principal, Chapter 2, Page 33.
"You know something," my father said.
"Go home. I can't help you."
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Jack Salmon and George Harvey, Chapter 4, Page 57.
"Mr. Salmon," she said, "I would do exactly what you are doing: I would talk to everyone I needed to, I would not tell too many people his name. When I was sure," she said, "I would find a quiet way, and I would kill him."
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Ruana Singh to Jack Salmon, Chapter 6, Page 88.
And as Flora twirled, other girls and women came through the field in all directions. Our heartache poured into one another like water from cup to cup. Each time I told my story, I lost a bit, the smallest drop of pain. It was that day that I knew I wanted to tell the story of my family. Because horror on Earth is real and it is every day. It is like the flower or like the sun; it cannot be contained.
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Susie and Laura, Page 186, Chapter 14.
Stones and bones;
snow and frost;
seeds and beans and polliwogs.
Paths and twigs, assorted kisses,
We all know who Susie misses...
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Lullaby for Susie, Chapter 20, Page 278.
"Ray?"
"I don't know what to call you."
"Susie."
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Ray and Susie after she has fallen back to Earth, Chapter 22, Page 308.
"I know what you did."
"I stand warned."
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Lindsey and Abigail, Chapter 23, Page 317.
These were the lovely bones that had grown around my absence: the connections — sometimes tenuous, sometimes made at great cost, but often magnificent — that happened after I was gone. And I began to see things in a way that let me hold the world without me in it. The events my death brought were merely the bones of a body that would become whole at some unpredictable time in the future. The price of what I came to see as this miraculous lifeless body had been my life.
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Susie, Chapter 23, Page 320.
So there are cakes and pillows and colours galore, but underneath this more obvious patchwork quilt are places like a quiet room where you can go and hold someone's hand and not have to say anything. Give no story. Make no claim. Where you can live at the edge of your skin for as long as you wish. This wide wide Heaven is about flathead nails and the soft down of new leaves, wild rollercoaster rides and escaped marbles that fall then hang then take you somewhere you could never have imagined in your small-heaven dreams.
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Susie describes "the wide wide Heaven" where she is, Bones, Page 325.
I wish you all a long and happy life.
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Susie, Bones, last lines of novel, Page 328.
The Lovely Bones: The 2002 novel by American writer Alice Sebold. It tells the story of a teenage girl who, after she is brutally raped and murdered, looks down from heaven while family and friends go on with their lives, and she comes to terms with her death. Sebold was born on September 6, 1963.


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