The past several days have been fraught with emotion. As I pondered this month’s book club selection I felt the need to choose a book that at least on some level might offer some perspective. The Bluest Eye is one of those books I’ve always meant to read but somehow never did. This seems like a good time to correct that.
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JUNE BOOK CLUB SELECTION
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
It is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove — a black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others — who prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment.