History Literature / TheLovelyBones

18th Apr '17 11:49:47 PM tommythegun
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** It happens to Susie's family and friends on Earth as well, who suffer through years of grief and trauma over her disappearance before they finally start to heal by the end of the book.
18th Apr '17 3:11:07 PM tommythegun
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->''"I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973."''

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->''"I ->''I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973."''
18th Apr '17 3:10:49 PM tommythegun
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->''"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie."''

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->''"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie."'' ''
18th Apr '17 3:10:15 PM tommythegun
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->''"My name is Salmon, like the fish."''
->''"First name, Susie."''
->''"I was fourteen years old when I was murdered on December 6th, 1973."''

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->''"My name is was Salmon, like the fish."''
->''"First
fish; first name, Susie."''
->''"I was fourteen years old when I was murdered on December 6th, 6, 1973."''
24th Feb '17 4:35:56 AM InSetsofThree
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* ParentalSubstitute: Due to the above-mentioned ParentalAbandonment and his father's fragile condition, Lynn and Hal help raise Buckley.
** Hal is very involved in Samuel's life, and is the only Heckler relative present at his major life events; because of this, readers can be forgiven for forgetting that the Heckler boys even have living parents.
25th Jan '17 11:57:34 PM creader
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Apparently this comes up for some about unguarded cornfields being ways for kids to walk home from school. It's either normal or really weird depending on area.
25th Jan '17 10:25:58 PM creader
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* CassandraTruth: Hardly anyone ever believes Jack. At all.

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* CassandraTruth: CassandraTruth:
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Hardly anyone ever believes Jack. At all.
16th Jan '17 4:28:55 PM Idek618
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* AgeLift: Given the time shift, a lot of characters grow older as the story goes on
* AmateurSleuth: Jack after his daughter's murder
** Hal tries his hand in at least asking questions to people who come into his shop

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* AgeLift: Given the time shift, a lot of characters grow older as the story goes on
on.
* AmateurSleuth: Jack after his daughter's murder
murder.
** Hal tries his hand in at least asking questions to people who come into his shopshop.



* CoolOldLady: Grandma Lynn. Although as she would say "35 is not old! You've been sniffing too much of that nail polish"

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* CoolOldLady: Grandma Lynn. Although as she would say "35 is not old! You've been sniffing too much of that nail polish"polish!"



* DeathByIrony: The eventual fate of Susie's killer? [[spoiler:Killed by an icicle that drops on him]]. There's an incident earlier in the book where Susie refers to the "perfect murder" game played in heaven. The weapon she always picks? [[spoiler:An icicle, because it melts away. Also consider that Susie might be narrating from the future to make that line a foreshadowing or later she mentions the ability to affect somethings on Earth, (like Buckley's garden)]].
* TheDeterminator: Jack

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* DeathByIrony: The eventual fate of Susie's killer? [[spoiler:Killed by an icicle that drops on him]]. There's an incident earlier in the book where Susie refers to the "perfect murder" game played in heaven. The weapon she always picks? [[spoiler:An icicle, because it melts away. Also consider that Susie might be narrating from the future to make that line a foreshadowing or later she mentions the ability to affect somethings some things on Earth, (like Buckley's garden)]].
* TheDeterminator: JackJack.



** Possibly more so ChekhovsGun in the book. Susie's narration in text form is more than likely coming post her knowing about the death. So her mentioning of the weapon that kills him earlier in the book as her pick for the perfect murder weapon may be more a foreshadow then it is indication she was involved.

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** Possibly more so of a ChekhovsGun in the book. Susie's narration in text form is more than likely coming post her knowing about the death. So her mentioning of the weapon that kills him earlier in the book as her pick for the perfect murder weapon may be more a foreshadow then it is indication she was involved.



* LateForSchool: Susie runs late to school, and has to sneak in through the auditorium. This allows her the chance to spend time with Ray and get a chance to understand Ruth a little better
* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: To the book as a whole, sex happens in some strange choices. Susie's rape is in a dug out room under a cornfield (Clarissa and Brian were going to do it just in the cornfield), the first Lindsey/Samuel is under a boat at Summercamp and the second is in a broken down house in the middle of the woods they later buy. Abigail/Len is inside a interstructure room at the mall. Ray/Susie in Ruth's body has the most normal a bed, but it's also Hal's bed that they kinda broke into his shop to get to.

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* LateForSchool: Susie runs late to school, and has to sneak in through the auditorium. This allows her the chance to spend time with Ray and get a chance to understand Ruth a little better
better.
* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: To the book as a whole, sex happens in some strange choices. Susie's rape is in a dug out room under a cornfield (Clarissa and Brian were going to do it just in the cornfield), the first Lindsey/Samuel is under a boat at Summercamp and the second is in a broken down house in the middle of the woods they later buy. Abigail/Len is inside a interstructure room at the mall. Ray/Susie in Ruth's body has the most normal at least use a bed, but it's also Hal's bed that they kinda broke into his shop to get to.



* OurSoulsAreDifferent : A soul possessing someone psychic is pretty common, the person who's body is being used getting to go up to Heaven in that moment, that's pretty much all Ruth.
* ObviouslyEvil: Possibly justified in the 1970s setting, but for any GenreSavvy viewer, Mr Harvey may as well have "serial killer" written on his forehead.

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* OurSoulsAreDifferent : A soul possessing someone psychic is pretty common, the person who's whose body is being used getting to go up to Heaven in that moment, that's pretty much all Ruth.
* ObviouslyEvil: Possibly justified in the 1970s setting, but for any GenreSavvy viewer, Mr Mr. Harvey may as well have "serial killer" written on his forehead.



* PhoneCallFromTheDead: Susie attempts this in Ruth's body

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* PhoneCallFromTheDead: Susie attempts this in Ruth's bodybody.



** While Susie is young, it is worth remembering that sometimes she jumps around and comes back to smaller memories outside of the linear narration following her death. This doesn't really present her as a UnreliableNarrator, but is important to remember

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** While Susie is young, it is worth remembering that sometimes she jumps around and comes back to smaller memories outside of the linear narration following her death. This doesn't really present her as a UnreliableNarrator, but is important to rememberremember.



** In the book, Lindsey mentions that she decided the become a therapist while at college, probably so that she can help people going through what she went through.

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** In the book, Lindsey mentions that she decided the to become a therapist while at college, probably so that she can help people going through what she went through.
21st Dec '16 3:56:52 PM Homemaderat
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* ShrineToTheFallen: Western Version- Susie's room originally is this to the family, Susie even describes it as such. This is later altered as Grandma Lynn moves in.
25th Nov '16 5:15:39 PM Homemaderat
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** And spies one during her time in New York.



* NearDeathClairvoyance

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* NearDeathClairvoyanceNearDeathClairvoyance: Susie does this.



** Also Ray enjoys using Theatre/{{Othello}} as a reference after it is assigned as reading in the story. He even calls himself "The Moor" in his love note to Susie.



* ThisIsMyStory

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* ThisIsMyStoryThisIsMyStory: Susie narrated the story of her life, death, and the life of her family and friends after she dies.
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