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The Virgin Suicides
The Virgin Suicides
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Juxtaposing the most common and the most gothic, the humorous and the tragic, Jeffrey Eugenides creates a vivid and compelling portrait of youth and lost innocence. He takes us back to the elm-lined streets of suburbia in the seventies, and introduces us to the men whose lives have been forever changed by their fierce, awkward obsession with fiv...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312428815
ISBN-10: 0312428812
Publication Date: 4/27/2009
Pages: 256
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 107 ratings
Publisher: Picador
Book Type: Paperback
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I wasn't sure what to expect. I'd heard it was a classic, so I gave it a try. It's written from the perspective of the neighborhood boys and how they try to understand what happened.

The story didn't really align to my views about suicide. I think that kept me from feeling satisfied about the story. I couldn't find sympathy for the characters. For something that should be emotionally charged, it just felt detached.


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