Read the Movie: The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones cover artPeter Jackson's new film opens in theatres next Friday, January 15. I have been eagerly anticipating this film for quite a while. I read The Lovely Bones, the bestselling novel by Alice Sebold, a few years ago when a coworker suggested it and was blown away. The story is centered around a young murder victim, Susie Salmon ("Like the fish."), who tells her family's sad but hopeful story from a heaven of her own design.

You can watch a high definition trailer for The Lovely Bones on YouTube. The trailer promises a beautiful, ethereal film with its share of intense moments. I'm often nervous about how much I will enjoy a film after reading the book, so I'm curious to see how well this one sticks to the book's plot and feel. Whether you see the film or not, read The Lovely Bones, a brutally enchanting novel that will surprise you.