The Lovely Bones

Why does Abigail leave Susie's picture in the airport in Chicago?

When Abigail is on her way home from California after Jack heart attack

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She leaves Susie’s photograph behind as a symbol of her transition out of the state of trauma and grief, paralleling Jack’s heart attack as a way of him transitioning out of that state. You can read more about the power of photographs in this book at the GradeSaver link below,