The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison

fiction historical literary emotional reflective sad slow-paced

224 pages | first published 1970

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The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison's first novel, a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision. Set in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio, it tells the story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. Pecola prays ...
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Summary of 14105 reviews

Moods

emotional 75%
sad 75%
dark 68%
reflective 60%
challenging 55%
tense 22%
informative 8%
inspiring 2%
mysterious 2%
hopeful 1%

Pace

medium 55%
slow 34%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 77% | A mix: 18% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 43% | Yes: 40% | No: 14% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 17% | No: 15% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 5% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

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4.15

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