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The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones


by Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones Prologue Summary

How It All Goes Down

  • The narrator tells us about the snow globe on her father's desk. Inside the snow globe: a lone penguin.
  • She remembers telling her father that she's afraid the penguin is lonely.
  • She remembers her father's response, "Don't worry Susie, he has a nice life. He's trapped in a perfect world" (Prologue.1).

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