The Lovely Bones

What is the significance of the charm barcelet?

She brings it up throughout the entire novel.

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I think the charm bracelet represents the "charmed" life that the Salmon family had led up to the point of the tragedy. Their lives are fairly sheltered and seem far away from the rape and violence that will befall them. The disappearance of Susie also means the disappearance of the charm bracelet, the symbol of security and a good life.