The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)

5182hLUkNRL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Susie passes on to another dimension, a world between Earth and Heaven. Until Susie can accept that she has died and that life will continue without her, she cannot pass on to Heaven. What unfolds is a story of love and grief, of mourning and anger. We see how her unsolved murder slowly rips her family apart, yet also forms bonds strong enough to last a life-time and how love can be stronger than death itself. [Read more…]

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THE SIXTH SENSE (1999 United States)

sixthOne of those rare horror stories that also works as a tear-jerker. A creepy plot that might make you sad. This combination is executed very impressively, with A Turn Of The Screw tragic feel to it that Henry James himself may have recognized. Linking children to the paranormal through loss is a strong method to emotionally engage the audience.
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