Manic Monday...The Lovely Bones

Yay, another book-to-movie announcement :)



When we first meet Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. As she looks down from this strange new place, she tells us, in the fresh and spirited voice of a fourteen-year-old girl, a tale that is both haunting and full of hope. In the weeks following her death, Susie watches life on Earth continuing without her-her school friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her family holding out hope that she'll be found, her killer trying to cover his tracks. As months pass without leads, Susie sees her parents' marriage being contorted by loss, her sister hardening herself in an effort to stay strong, and her little brother trying to grasp the meaning of the word gone. And she explores the place called heaven. It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets. There are counselors to help newcomers adjust and friends to room with. Everything she ever wanted appears as soon as she thinks of it-except the thing she most wants: to be back with the people she loved on Earth. With compassion, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie sees her loved ones pass through grief and begin to mend. Her father embarks on a risky quest to ensnare her killer. Her sister undertakes a feat of remarkable daring. And the boy Susie cared for moves on, only to find himself at the center of a miraculous event. The Lovely Bones is luminous and astonishing, a novel that builds out of grief the most hopeful of stories. In the hands of a brilliant new writer, this story of the worst thing a family can face is transformed into a suspenseful and even funny novel about love, memory, joy, heaven, and healing.

Here's the scoop on the new movie:

Cast: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, Saoirse Ronan (Great cast :)

Peter Jackson

Paramount Pictures

MPAA Rating:
Not yet rated

Release Date:
December 11th (wide)

Check out the trailer here:


  1. sounds supper intresting........... I would watch the movie

  2. I loved the book. I hope the movie lives up to it, but watching Mark Wahlberg won't hurt. :)

  3. Loved the book. Didn't realize they were making a movie of it!

  4. This book was so beautiful and sad. I'm looking forward to the film.

  5. The book was definitely good. The movie seems like it will do the book justice. :D

  6. I loved this book-it was one of those that you never forget.


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