Over the weekend I read The Lovely Bones.
I really enjoyed it. It's a hard read, in that there are moments of horror sprinkled through out the story (especially at the beginning.) The book is narrated by Susie, a 14 year old girl who starts her story on the day she was murdered. She's telling us what's happening from a little perch in what she calls her heaven, as she watches her family, her friends, and her killer continue living their lives. It was interesting to read the story of this family as they crumbled under the weight of the tragedy. The choices they made and the way they responded was heart breaking. The story felt almost like something you'd see on CSI, but you already know who done it. It's not always wholesome, has a skewed view of heaven, God, and the afterlife, and rarely happy, but an incredibly interesting read that will keep your attention until your done, and probably have you mulling it over for hours afterward. I'd recommend it if you like an engaging story and can handle some really horror filled scenarios.