Author: Toni Morrison
Release Date: 1970
Page count: 206
Genres: Fiction, African American Literature
Themes: Beauty, Whiteness, Seeing vs. Being Seen, Sexual abuse
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I read this book as part of my book club pick for the month, and I do not regret choosing this book for the month of March. This book has everything one can hope for: wit, humor, beauty, tragedy, and imagination.
This book focuses on the story of Pecola during the Great Depression. Pecola is a young black girl who has an abusive father and a mother who finds comfort in her job of caring for a white home. Pecola is often mocked for her dark skin and prays for blond hair and blue eyes. In this novel, you read the story of Pecola when she was taken care by another family, learn the backstory of Pecola’s parents, and ultimately, the meaning of beauty, race, and class.Continue reading “The Bluest Eye | Book Review”