The Bluest Eye
Books | Fiction / Literary
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A PARADE BEST BOOK OF ALL TIME • From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner—a powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity that asks questions about race, class, and gender with characteristic subtly and grace. In Morrison’s acclaimed first novel, Pecola Breedlove—an 11-year-old Black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others—prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment. Here, Morrison’s writing is “so precise, so faithful to speech and so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry” (The New York Times).
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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"Well written but messed up. Honestly, I don’t think it’s worth reading. Eloquently displays aspects of young (particularly black) girls experiences in America, but in a package that’s so unnecessarily grotesque. Definite trigger warning for anyone that wants to read this book. Saying that, I understand why people like this book. "
"She's definitely a good writer in that she evokes great emotion from her writing, but also I was 15 when I read it, and it really messed with me for a bit. I suggest for people who can handle mature themes and understand what they're getting into."
"I think this book truly may help people understand more of the black experience"
"A MUST READ!!!!!!!"