The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold I really want to put this book at 2 1/2 stars. The story did suck me in since I read it in two days, but I came out of it without the feeling of satisfaction nor the thought provoking pondering that I usually have after reading a good book. I like the idea of the plot, but it just didn't fit right. I would say that the lack of full enjoyment of reading this book was to do with the poor writing skills. i have nothing against the darkness of the storyline, personally that's what pushed my fascination to read this book to the end if it weren't different in a way and dark I don't think I would have finished this book. To each ones' own so if you are wondering if you should read this book, I suggest to read it and decide for yourself