The Question and Answer section for The Lovely Bones is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Susie's mother lost her focus and retreated after her death. She was like a piece of canvas loosed in the wind with nothing to hold her down.... nothing to ground her.
Susie saw Len Fenerman as an optimist because he believed Susie's killer would be found.
But, talking with my mother, Len Fenerman had shown himself for what he was: an optimist. He believed my killer would be caught.
Lindsay was casing Mr. Harvey's house in Chapter Fourteen.
For a week Lindsey cased my killer's house. She was doing exactly what he did to everyone else.