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The Bluest Eye

By Toni Morrison
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison digital book - Fable

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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).

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Anxious Face with sweat“had to read it for clash. it was harsh and cruelly true. a heartbreaking story about racism, gender inequality and discrimination, and gender roles. it was hard for me to read in one sitting (i had to take my time at some points). certainly a story that makes you reflect on everything”
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Diverse charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenOriginal writingImmersive settingRealistic settingComing of ageHeartbreakingAbuseViolence
Loudly Crying Face“This is such an outstanding debut from Morrison. There are few books I read and think to myself, “this might be too smart for me”, but I found myself thinking that throughout my time with this novel. This book is so rich in the juxtaposition of gorgeous prose against the backdrop of truly heartbreaking scenes. There are particular scenes in this read that I found more chilling and stomach-churning than many others that I’ve read, please check trigger warnings and take care of yourself before indulging. I am sure I will need to revisit this book to get a full scope of it at some point, but I am in awe of Morrison’s genius. I cannot wait to read more of her works.”
Diverse charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenHeartbreakingThought-provokingAbuseRacismSexual assault
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