Rated of 5
I loved this book. Alice Sebold's prose is spectacular and the emotional level she writes on is incredible. The Lovely Bones deserves all the praise that it recieves. While this book is centered around a tragic death, feelings of hope and joy are felt while reading this; Alice did a GREAT first book!
P.S. If you liked The Lovely Bones, I strongly recommend that you read Lucky, a memoir about Alice's own rape while she was in college. It's also beautifully written and should defenitly be featured on this site.