Essential Quotes by Character: Susie Salmon
Essential Passage 1: Chapter 1
My name is Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. In newspaper photos of missing girls from the seventies, most looked like me: white girls with mousy brown hair. This was before kids of all races and genders started appearing on milk cartons or in the daily mail. It was still back when people believed things like that didn’t happen.
In the opening paragraph of the novel, Susie Salmon introduces herself. She reveals that she was murdered at the age of fourteen in the early 1970s, a time of relative innocence. She is a typical white girl...
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