Keywords: lovely bones analysis, book to film comparison Alice Sebold's bestseller The Lovely Bones is another book you don't quite know very well what to expect when you pick it up, but when you read it you obtain it very quickly. It affects you emotionally as a reader and helps it be interesting. Mass market book publishing is, like movies, a calculated and repetitive business. Sebold was included with something really different. She was lucky to get her publication published, and when she did, no one expected it to sell over 2 million copies or be on the brand new York Times bestseller list for over each year (Bradshaw).