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The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones


by Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones: Boning Up Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Lovely Bones? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Why does Lindsey break into Mr. Harvey’s house?

She is looking for evidence that Mr. Harvey murdered Susie
She was looking for a place to party
She was supposed to water his plants but lost his house key
She wanted a snack
Q. With whom does Abigail, Susie’s mom, have an affair?

The milkman
Detective Len Fenerman
An unnamed neighbor
Her boss
Q. Years after Abigail has left her family behind, something happens to bring her back. What is it?

They finally arrest Mr. Harvey
Jack has a heart attack
The dog dies
She won the Publisher’s Clearinghouse@sweepstakes
Q. What does Susie mean when she says she falls to Earth?

She had a dream that she was still alive
She traded bodies with Ruth and came back to Earth
She fell to the ground out of despair
She tripped (even dead people are clumsy sometimes)
Q. How does Mr. Harvey die?

His cold little heart shrivels and shrivels until he finally dies
He is struck by an icicle
He is killed by Susie’s father
He is attacked by killer bees