The Lovely Bones - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17 Summary

Lindsey is twenty-one, and Susie still follows her. Lindsey and Samuel graduate from Temple University on the same day and afterward begin to travel home. Their trip is stopped when the motorcycle they are riding breaks down in the rain. Samuel wheels the bike into the forest, and they run through the woods to find shelter.

Thunder claps as Lindsey and Samuel make their way through the underbrush. They come across a vacant house and enter it to get dry. They decide to explore the house, and Samuel immediately loves it. He is interested in every element of the house, and Lindsey shares his enthusiasm for the structure and details of the house. The house symbolizes a shaky, yet new beginning.

Jack, Grandma Lynn, and Buckley wait for Lindsey and Samuel to come home. In the vacant house, Samuel proposes marriage to Lindsey...

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