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The Bluest Eye

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Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison’s virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Customer Reviews

Its rough love <3

What can I say about Toni Morrison that Oprah hasn't already said?

It is simply magnificent, I read it for a close comparative read of her and William Faulkner- I could barely put it down it was so captivating

It's tough to read sometimes because her focus on details to characters you would not normally want to focus on, making it difficult to really hate the antagonists or admire the protagonists. It's a lovely way to evaluate people through different views, understanding why "bad" people do the bad things they do...

It makes you stare down the characters intentions; whether it was done maliciously or was really well meant.

I loved it and would suggest it to anyone : )

The Struggles of Black America

Morrison gives an impassioned tale of what it was like to be black in a developing American society and yet falls somewhat flat with stagnant themes. Furthermore, the author's disjointed narrative loses some of the heartfelt impact explored in the final chapter. Overall, Morrison succeeds in presenting a somber portrayal of black America while missing the mark on some key narrative moments. Too often are her characters left to the void after their introduction.


This is a phenomenal book. I strongly recommend it to every black woman in America, especially teenagers. Morrison successfully spoke for every black woman who has dealt with insecurities and endured physical and mental abuse.

The Bluest Eye
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: African American
  • Published: Dec 28, 1993
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 224 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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