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    Never too late to join Scrumpot! The more the merrier! Lovely Bones will be discussed on June 8th though, not June 10th.

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    I hope you mean July GF.
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    Doh! Yes July. I'm sorry about that.
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    Whoa, talk about coincidences! I got the book today and started reading it. (Dont worrry, the rest of this post doesn't reveal any details about it.) It turns out, a chapter in it I'd already read an exerpt (sp?) from in a magazine. I remember being haunted by the chapter and wanting to read the book, but could never track down the magazine to remember the title. So I'm really glad I'm finally reading it!

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    Nice av Anna. Although I have no idea what the Simpson's dude is eating. But hey, anything that pokes fun at me must be good.
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    Originally posted by hazyshadeof
    Nice av Anna. Although I have no idea what the Simpson's dude is eating. But hey, anything that pokes fun at me must be good.
    It's paste - YUMMY!

    My book still hasn't come in the mail, but hopefully it will soon...

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    Oh in that case, very appropriate. There'd be some happy people if I ate some glue and my mouth got shut. Fortunately, I'd still be able to type.
    I know someday you'll have a beautiful life, I know you'll be a star in somebody else's eyes... but why... why... why can't it be me?

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    You know what? Well, I can't hold this in until the book discussion. I might forget all of this (I finally found a copy of it). But anywayz... There are some books that are written to convey a certain emotion or a certain message.

    I stayed up until 2 AM this morning and read over half of the book. I couldn't get any sleep. It sucked me in. I was so scared that I wouldn't turn off all of the lights (I know you told me not to read it, but I did anyway... you know who you are ).

    To be completely honest, this book disgusts me in every possible way. The themes are genuine but the way in which they are written makes me sick. Sebold took a very uncompassionate look at things and made all of the bad things that could've happened happen. A sad story, deserving of a dismal plot, but filled with the imperfections of a movie-dominated society where bad only gets worse and nothing returns to the way it used to be - no matter how different the normalcy of their lives were before.

    I have read plenty of other books that have the same plot story and the same themes. They, however, were presented in a much more mature manner. There wasn't a crazy father, an adulterous mother, or a clueless family. Instead, they showed grief and ways of coping with it - better ways.

    It is not that I don't understand or that I'm not mature enough to handle the book and all that is within it. I am only disturbed by the mere way my age is represented and how uncompassionately Susie's family is portrayed after only a month after her death.
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    Wow, what a responce... it really disgusts you: Well I'm still searching for a copy. Tomorrow, I'll check out the mall and see if I can get it there...

    No Spoilers please!!!

    I'll let you now if I agree with your analysis later...
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