Lovely Bones Banned

Why Lovely Bones was Banned
Jasmine Turner
Meagan Lane

Why was Lovely Bones Banned?

It was banned because adults say it is to frightening for middle school students. It was also banned for sexual assault, rape, murder, and religion.

Where was it banned?

It was banned at McDevitt Middle School Library in Waltham, MA

The main character, Susie Salmon, has been dead since December 6, 1973. She was fourteen years old when she was raped and murdered by her neighbor. Her neighbor dismembered her. In the first chapter her family is hoping she is alive somewhere warm but what they do not know is that she is in Heaven watching down on them.

A quote often used in this book is "nothing is ever certain." A quote used by the police because they did not want to tell Susie's parents she might be dead.

Another quote is "If they give you ruled paper write the other way." Susie used this quote in her yearbook picture.

“These were the lovely bones that had grown around my absence: the connections - sometimestenuous, sometimes made at great cost, but often magnificent - that happened after I was gone.And I began to see things in a way that let me hold the world without me in it. The events that mydeath wrought were merely the bones of a body that would become whole at some unpredictabletime in the future. The price of what I came to see as this miraculous body had been my life.” (p. 320)

Susie explains how her death impacted the world while she was in it and how it has impacted the world without her. This is also the basis for the title of the novel.

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