Susie's confusion is evident at various points in the novel The Lovely Bones. After her father's clumsy night time clash with Brian Nelson and Clarissa, she explains her dilemma:'I wanted my father's vigil, his tight love for me. But also I wanted him to go away and leave me be.'
Then later on, when referring to people talking, thinking or writing about her, she explains:'It was the sensation of being simultaneously resurrected and buried within the same breath.'
- How do you anticipate the conflicted emotions Susie expresses here might be translated to film?
- In the novel, heaven is a world created by Susie's words. By contrast, in film meaning is created more visually. Using descriptions of heaven from the text, explain how you think heaven might be re-created visually for the audience?