Author: Alice Sebold
Published By: Little, Brown & Company
Date Published: August 29, 2006
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Recommended Age: Adults
Reviewed By: Me
This book is from my own collection.
It’s a sad story about a murdered young girl who from Heaven watches her family deal with her death and how her murder gets away.
I didn’t care for this book. This book was very boring. If I was grading it on it’s boring-ness it would get an A, but I am not. It’s surprising this was on the best seller list at all. I feel I should be compensated for the time I lost reading this book instead of reading another more interesting one.
I did like the father of the dead girl. He never wavered in trying to find out the truth and wanting justice for his daughter’s death. I can’t say the same for the mother. She just wanted to forget it about and try to start a relationship with the handsome police office.
This book is mostly likely a fantasy, because we do not know what Heaven is like. Everyone has a different perception of what the After-life will hold. I gave this book 2 stars and grade of D because it started out well, but after the first 2 chapters it plummeted. If you like the book What Dreams May Come, then I would recommend this book, other than that, I would say stay clear of it.
Adult Content: Sexual Content, Adult Subject Matter, Heavy topics
Violence: Violent Rape and murder scene