the bluest eye…

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bluest eyeThe Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison was such a sad book.  It was about an abused little girl that was hurt by her family and disliked by her classmates.  She was sure that if she had blue eyes that everything would be better.  It was a good book, but so depressing to read.  That said, I would still recommend reading the book.

Goodreads describes the book:

The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison’s first novel, a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision. Set in the author’s girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio, it tells the story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. Pecola prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America. In the autumn of 1941, the year the marigolds in the Breedloves’ garden do not bloom. Pecola’s life does change- in painful, devastating ways.  What its vivid evocation of the fear and loneliness at the heart of a child’s yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment. The Bluest Eye remains one of Tony Morrisons’s most powerful, unforgettable novels- and a significant work of American fiction.

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