Monday, February 1, 2010

The Lovely Bones

I had a couch potato weekend.  Relaxing watching movies with friends and family.  I locked my alter ego in the closet and there were no crafty happenings this weekend.  Besides watching the last two episodes of Vampire Diaries (Damon was sooo evil!  I cringed when he pulled out his friends heart, Yikes! I swear I'm not a teenager, lol.) Oh yes, I wanted to say I also watched The Lovely Bones.  Based on a book by Alice Sebold.

I heard mixed reviews but I really liked it!  By the end of the movie I was all emotional and felt horrible for Suise Salmon played by Saoirse Ronan.  I think Saoirse did an amazing job-her narration was almost hypnotic. 

Beautiful imagery!

I'm curious about the book now.  Wow, I watched a movie first before reading the book!

We all want that first sentence hook-check out this one from the book!

"I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973."

Who would not want to turn the page after that.
                     It was a tough subject to watch but it was done well.  I did send the kids out of the room when I realized what was going to happen.  It made for good conversation about stranger danger before they were bribed with candy to play upstairs....sorry I had to watch it!

                         I would watch this movie again!  Still sobbing about it on this Monday morning.     I can imagine how emotional the book will be.

Anyone read it yet?


lisa and laura said...

I LOVED this book. One of my faves. It makes me a little scared to see the movie...

Unknown said...

I haven't read the book, but I did see the movie and I absolutely loved it (and that's rare for me to say for any adaptation), now I just have to track down the book because I MUST read it now.

Elana Johnson said...

Ooh, I want to see this and read the book. I'm glad you liked it. :)