From her vantage point in heaven, Susie Salmon, a 14-year old high school freshman, tells of her rape and murder by Mr. Harvey, a reclusive miniature-dollhouse-building neighbor. She empathizes with her family and close friends as they struggle to cope with her death and eventually survive the pain and grief. The narrative's intensity wanes a bit just before the question of whether Mr. Harvey will kill again or be caught is resolved. Alyssa Bresnahan reads Susie's story so capably it sounds like her own. The Lovely Bones is on the best sellers lists, and the recording is excellent; buy it. Highly recommended for all audio collections.-Sandy Glover, West Linn P.L., OR Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.