Tuesday, April 21, 2009

#6 The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

I read this book so long ago, that I don’t remember much of the story.  What I do remember, though, is that the drunken father rapes his own daughter.  Her name is Pecola and every night she prays for blue eyes. Blue eyes would make her so beautiful that her parents would love her too much to beat each other senseless in front of her.   In her mind, nothing bad could ever happen to a blue-eyed child.   She has a better chance of waking up with blue eyes than she has of her life ever changing.  This story will bring tears to your eyes, no matter what color they are.

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