By Alice Sebold
If you haven't read, The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold then you don't know what you are missing.
The story is set in 1973 about a girl Susie who is murdered by her neighbour who so happens to be a serial killer. (Charming, I know) She narrates the story from heaven, watching her killer, her family and friends as he attempts to kill again and they attempt to recover from losing Susie.
When I found out that the film maker Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) was interested in making the book into a film and actually wrote the script I couldn't believe it! Fast forward December 2009 and the trailer, starring Mark Walhberg and Racel Weisz, has been released.
It is, without a doubt, one of my favourite books. It touches on so many issues, relationships, friendships, the nuclear family, religion, death, grief and murder. What I like most about the plot is the way it was written as the style is unusual and unconventional for most novels. And although the main story is of a murdered girl, the novel is actually a lot more postive then it initially seems. I will not reveal any more of the story and let you read it for yourself!
I can not WAIT to see the film, I am beyond excited YAY!
Enjoy the trailer whilst its still available on youtube!