Rated of 5
by Lauren C. (Los Angeles, CA)
Like "The Lovely Bones" but in a good way
It is hard to read this book without thinking of "The Lovely Bones", but I thought that this book worked very well even though some elements are similar.
In this book a mother and her daughter are hurt in a fire at a school, and while their bodies are in the hospital the mother follows her friends and relatives around to figure out what happened to them. While this is an unusual way to solve a mystery (although it has some common elements with "The Lovely Bones"), I found it to a compelling read. I very much enjoyed the solving of the mystery and by the end of the book I thought that the emotional twists also worked well without getting maudlin or sappy.