The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Virgin Suicides

Jeffrey Eugenides

243 pages first pub 1993 (editions)

fiction literary dark reflective sad slow-paced
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That girl didn't want to die. She just wanted out of that house. She wanted out of that decorating scheme.The five Lisbon sisters - beautiful, eccentric and, now, gone - had always been a point of obsession for the entire neighbourhood.Although th...

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Moods

dark 89%
sad 63%
reflective 53%
emotional 49%
mysterious 41%
challenging 24%
tense 23%
funny 3%
adventurous 1%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 51%
medium 41%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | A mix: 25% | Plot: 12% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

No: 52% | It's complicated: 36% | Yes: 8% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 46% | No: 36% | Yes: 15% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 84% | It's complicated: 5% | Yes: 5% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

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