"You save yourself or you remain unsaved."
Amen, Alice. I am living this mantra.
I‘ve had this book forever and have just never picked it up, probably because of the tough subject matter. But it is a gripping look at Sebold‘s life before and after her rape, and her journey to bring her rapist to justice. #nonfiction2018
I added these three books to my tbr list after listening to an old podcast episode of "What Should I Read Next". The Alice Sebold one sounds intense. It's an autobiography. The other two are young adult fantasy. The Knife of Never Letting Go is dystopian and will be a movie next year.
This book deserved an editor. It could have been good, but instead reads like a stream of consciousness that never really hits its mark. So much unnecessary detail given to conversations and interactions, so many characters introduced for no apparent reason...it felt simultaneously rushed and stagnant. Read for #popsugarreadingchallenge - true crime.
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So trying to find a book for #SEEWHATIHAVEWON made me realize I really do not read true crime. These three are the closest I could find. Lucky is a memoir by the author of Lovely Bones, and is about her rape. Hunting Hitler is about Hitler and the rumor that he escaped Germany, seriously a crime. And Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - what happened to her, the way she was treated, I consider that criminal. I should try and read more true crime.
Started this chilling autobiography last night. Alice Sebold is the woman who wrote The Lovely Bones. This is her memoir.
Happy birthday to Alice Sebold! She is a brave woman & powerful writer. Her memoir, Lucky, is a book that's stuck with me over the years. She is a survivor of a violent rape, and her memoir chronicles her trauma and recovery. Her fiction books explore pain, trauma, sexual violence, and memory as well. Thanks for standing up and sharing your story with us, Alice, so others can find strength to understand their pain. 🏵
"But it is later now, and I live in a world where the two truths coexist; where both hell and hope lie in the palm of my hand." A gut-wrenching read about the powers of perceptions and womanhood and surviving. The latter part of the book in dealing (or not dealing) with the aftermath is insightful for any trauma survivor. Sebold is one incredible woman.
Getting ready to start this one. Has anyone else read it? Thoughts?
The author of The Lovely Bones changes pace by writing her own memoir. Sebold was raped as a college student, and this is the story of her life before and after. The journey she takes to bring her attacker to justice is harrowing. Sebold tells it like she felt it.