The Lovely Bones tells the story of a teenage girl who, after being raped and murdered, watches from her personal Heaven as her family and friends struggle to move on with their lives while she comes to terms with her own death.

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame written by Victor Hugo

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Susie describes seeing the underground bunker, saying "He [Mr. Harvey] could have been the hunchback of Notre Dame, whom we read about in French class. I didn't care. I completely reverted. I was my brother Buckley on our day-trip to the Museum of Natural History in New York, where he'd fallen in love with the huge skeletons on display.". (p.10)
To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee

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Detective Len Fenerman finds a paperback copy of 'To Kill A Mockingbird' and confirms with a neighbor that Susie's class was in the process of reading the novel in 9th grade.

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