Here it is – the movie trailer for Alice Sebold’s “The Lovely Bones.” The movie opens January 2010, and I know we’ve already got a little Messenger movie night planned for this one. It’s been several years since I read the book, but it’s a gripping, heart-wrenching story.
In 2002, Sebold won the Bram Stoker Award for best first novel, the American Booksellers Association’s “Book of the Year Award,” and a nomination for best novel from the Horror Writers Association.
Certain elements of the book were from Sebold’s real-life experience. As an 18-year-old freshman at Syracuse University, she was raped and severely beaten. She documents the horrors of that day and those of the months and years that followed in her first book, an autobiography, “Lucky.”
According to an article I read today, she has said that writing “Lucky” was part of the process of creating “The Lovely Bones.” They are even described as counterparts.
I had no idea.