"Once you read it straight through and experience its immensity and depth, you can keep it around and dip into it when you need to be reminded that a work of art—novel, play, film, what have you—can give you not only continued enjoyment but profound truths." — Anne Rice
Sebold's no doubt a talented writer when she doesn't cling to cliches or overly sentimental presentations of morbid themes, but the heaven element ruins it for me. I love the idea of focusing on love and life, instead of revenge and hatred, as is so often the case when tragedy strikes. However, the narrative is ultimately distracting and it's wildly indecisive tone kept me at a distance.