Honestly, I really did not expect myself to enjoy this book. I merely read it because it is my boyfriend’s favourite book, although this may actually be because he has not read many others. The idea of a murdered girl looking down from her heaven on her family for a long time doesn’t usually appeal to me but this time I actually, I hate to admit it, almost liked the concept.
The author focused on what was happening on Earth rather than in Susie’s heaven, which I liked. I think this may reflect how being alive may be significantly more interesting than being dead, depending on personal views. I liked how I read about the rest of her family and I especially liked Ruth, I just thought the idea for her was more creative than any other character. I also liked the grandmother as well, I can’t really explain why though.
However, without giving too much away, I hated the part where she came back to Earth. And I mean hated. I just thought it was too much. Also the whole romance with Ray, I know they liked it each other but they didn’t know each other properly and were very young for it to be counted as love. Let’s be honest if she had lived they may not have actually felt this way. It was probably more that they wanted more than they could have so while the “love” was still new and perfect it was taken from them. They never got a chance to experience it.
Also I tried to watch the film but found it incredibly cheesy, I will get to the end of it one day! I thought the person who played the person who killed her was
even more freaky in film. I know this may sound weird but to anyone who watched Home and Away, I imagined the killer to look a lot like Harvey Ryan in Home and Away, I have never liked him!