A short account of an interesting incident or event, often biographical.
An alcoholic drink taken before a meal to stimulate the appetite.
Showing great care and perseverance.
Boldness or daring, especially with confident or arrogant disregard for personal safety, conventional thought, or other restrictions.
An amphetamine, or stimulant. One of the frequent side effects of taking such drugs is weight loss.
Past tense of bear: to carry or transport.
Come to an end.
Restricted by limits.
Something or someone that causes a loss of dignity.
Traditionally, Evensong is a Christian service of evening prayers, psalms and canticles. For Susie, Evensong is the time when she surrounds herself with dogs and with music played by the other occupants of her heaven.
Recklessly bold or rash.
Informed and alert.
Impossible to disentangle or separate.
Having or showing a wish to do evil to others.
To be filled with wonder or astonishment.
Excessively obedient or attendant.
To exclude someone from society or a group.
Childishly sulky or bad-tempered.
A delay in answering or taking action.
Courage or spirit.
To make submissive.
Very weak or slight.
The place that Susie defines as being between heaven and Earth. When Susie occupies that space she is sometimes able to communicate with people on Earth.
in reference to the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ, where Christ appears in radiant glory to three of his disciples. It can also mean a complete change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state.
Present, appearing, or found everywhere.
Infliction of injury, harm, humiliation, or the like, on a person by someone who has been harmed by that person; violent revenge.
Ceramic ware made by a man with that name in the 1700s. Most famous for powder blue stoneware with white embossed cameos.
Bring about; produce as a result.
The Lovely Bones Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for The Lovely Bones is a great
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Susie Salmon is killed on December 6, 1973 by her family’s neighbor, George Harvey. Mr. Harvey lures Susie into a hole he dug in the cornfield. When she tries to leave he rips off her clothes, gags her with her hat and rapes her. He kills her,...