The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Virgin Suicides

Jeffrey Eugenides

243 pages first pub 1993 (editions)

fiction contemporary dark emotional reflective slow-paced

Description

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. Alt...

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Moods

dark 90%
sad 61%
reflective 55%
emotional 50%
mysterious 41%
challenging 23%
tense 23%
funny 4%
adventurous 1%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 51%
medium 41%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 62% | A mix: 23% | Plot: 12% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

No: 52% | It's complicated: 37% | Yes: 8% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 47% | No: 35% | Yes: 16% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 86% | It's complicated: 5% | Yes: 4% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

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

Average rating

3.76

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