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.
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Vintage Books (Random House) Publication Date:
Trade Paperback, 224 pages Book Type: