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Is this a true story?!
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Obviously it's a work of fiction just based on the way it is written, but when author Alice Sebold was a freshman at Syracuse University, she was brutally raped. She wrote about this in her non-fiction memoir Lucky, and she drew upon this horrific experience again as the starting point for The Lovely Bones.
Posted by alexb2 on March 8, 2007 at 7:08 AM (Answer #1)
Actually yes it is, 2 reasons actually
1. because the author in high school was brutally raped and beat
2.susie salmon is not a real name but real person she was murdered in norristown PA
their is your answer
Posted by evaq11 on February 5, 2010 at 12:11 AM (Answer #2)
..........The fact that Susie talks from heaven................I think you can make the right assumption from that.......
Posted by asianguy432 on October 31, 2011 at 1:57 AM (Answer #3)
The lovely bones was inspired by Lucky Sebolds Story of when she was getting raped.
Posted by kaunismonsteri on November 11, 2011 at 1:53 AM (Answer #4)
Posted by girl12321 on November 28, 2011 at 9:13 AM (Answer #5)
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No, but who really knows what Alice Sebold bases her novels on, with the exception of "Lucky" which is the story of her rape as a teenager. Alice Sebold likes to begin her novels with fantastic "grabbers." This is evident in "The Lovely Bones" as she describes in first person as Susie Salmon, her basic stats and then, almost casually mentions "I was 14 years old when I was murdered" mingled in with verbal folly. This technique of a shocking opener is also the case with her novel, "The Almost Moon." Sebold has an intriguing technique. A lot of people are waiting and wondering: "What's next, Ms. Sebold, the world is waiting."
Posted by kellyleastmead on July 5, 2012 at 11:25 PM (Answer #6)
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