So I did read the Lovely Bones book. As usual, there were lots of things that were not featured in the movie.
Such as Susie's mother has a very brief affair with the detective who is investigating the murder. The murderer Mr Harvey also murdered and kept the bones of the neigbourhood animals. Dogs and cats would go missing. He kept the bones in the basement too, where he kept Susie's body. He does this to prevent himself from murdering other young girls.
I also felt a great fondness for her brother, Buckley while reading the book. I didn't really notice him while watching the movie. In the book, he is a sweet boy, desperately trying to understand what's happening to the world around him and when he one day is going to use Susie's clothes as 'kain buruk' in the garden, her father has a heart attack cause of shock, and it's when the mother finds out about his heart attack that she returns. Remember how the mum runs away cause she can't deal with her grief.
So to my readers who read the book and watched the movie, what do you think? what differences did you notice? what details from the book do you think should have been included in the movie.
I think the part about the mother having an affair with the detective and how Mr Harvey also killed animals should have been included in the movie.