Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Bluest Eye

"Each night Pecola prayed for blue eyes.In her eleven years, no one had ever noticed Pecola. But with blue eyes, she thought, everything would be different. She would be so pretty that her parents would stop fighting. Her father would stop drinking. Her brother would stop running away. If only she could be beautiful.If only people would look at her."
(Back Cover)

Read here why Toni Morrison thinks The Bluest Eye is a book for everyone.

It was a good, thought provoking book that was tragic not only for the character of Pecola but as a statement for the world we live in. 5

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