The Lovely Bones - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

Grandma Lynn, Abigail's mother, decides to live with the Salmons. Susie's mother tells her that she does not have to, but Grandma Lynn insists. Grandma Lynn arrives in a rented limousine and second-hand furs. She is worried about Jack and Abigail's state of mind. Grandma Lynn asks Abigail if Jack still thinks "that man" killed Susie (page 99). Lindsey overhears the conversation.

Grandma Lynn teaches Lindsey how to put on makeup. Lindsey begins to see herself as growing up, and she stares at the image in the mirror with her makeup applied and eyelashes lengthened.

The family attends Susie's memorial with Grandma Lynn helping Lindsey to apply makeup and to remind Lindsey and Susie of when they were children. Lindsey asks Grandma Lynn who she was referring to when she said "that man." Grandma Lynn avoids the question.

Lindsey's friend Samuel Heckler and his...

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