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    Each Thursday, The Witch Snitch will host the follow Meme - "Glinda the Good, Asks What if you Could?"
    What:  A new question book, movie, or tv-related will be asked for you to answer!  You'll respond with what you would do in that situation, context, or role. 
    Who:  Everyone can participate in this Meme!  Just please use the picture beside here and include in your post "MeMe courtesy of The Witch Snitch", and include a link to my page!  Also, leave a link to your post in the comments on my post so we can all see each other's answers! 
    When:  Here are the questions for the next ten Thursdays.
    Want to participate?  See how here.

    If you could change one major decision of one of your favorite book characters, what would it be?

    Title:  The Lovely Bones
    Author:  Alice Sebold
    Genre:  Adult Crime Drama
    Number of Pages:  328 
    Release Date:  September 1st 2006 by Little, Brown and Company 


    The Lovely Bones is the story of a family devastated by a gruesome murder -- a murder recounted by the teenage victim. Upsetting, you say? Remarkably, first-time novelist Alice Sebold takes this difficult material and delivers a compelling and accomplished exploration of a fractured family's need for peace and closure.

    The details of the crime are laid out in the first few pages: from her vantage point in heaven, Susie Salmon describes how she was confronted by the murderer one December afternoon on her way home from school. Lured into an underground hiding place, she was raped and killed. But what the reader knows, her family does not. Anxiously, we keep vigil with Susie, aching for her grieving family, desperate for the killer to be found and punished.

    Sebold creates a heaven that's calm and comforting, a place whose residents can have whatever they enjoyed when they were alive -- and then some. But Susie isn't ready to release her hold on life just yet, and she intensely watches her family and friends as they struggle to cope with a reality in which she is no longer a part. To her great credit, Sebold has shaped one of the most loving and sympathetic fathers in contemporary literature.

    This story will always haunt me.  The scene in the beginning where Susie loses her life to the nightmarish man haunts you for the rest of the book and after.  Needing him to get caught isn't enough.  Calling this a crime-mystery novel isn't enough.  The sorrow of Susie's loss and of the beyond horrible actions of the killer is written in a way that can only be called a tragedy.

    The decision I would change?  I would keep Susie from that underground hiding place.  Hopefully then that would change Susie's story.

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