The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye is an emotionally taxing book to read. This is due to the heavy topics that Toni Morrison calls into question, but also her writing style. It makes me question the words of every other book I pick up. Morrison writes with each word placed in a precise location, spelled in a precise way and meant with a precise connotation. It makes reading almost a paranoid activity as I am afraid I will miss the meaning. I believe that this is the effect that Morrison is going after, as she wants us to transfer this critical analysis to our everyday lives and to the way we live our lives and in this case beauty standards. This book is from the perspective of Claudia and Frieda, they are two black girls who live in a southern town. They are looking back and telling the story of one special year in their childhood, as they have come to realize the significance behind the events. This book has several mature scenes that I would recommend you being in a comfortable place while you read them, as they can be difficult to read.

$12.19
(as of 13-11-2017 16:42:00 UTC - Details)

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