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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
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May 02, 2012

really liked it
Read from April 04 to May 02, 2012

I was originally unsure of this novel. My curiosity was peeked to find out what made Middlesex a Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction. The story started out to seem slow, until you understand that the family history is vital in the development of the story. Halfway into the story, you feel the emotional struggle Callie goes through as she finds herself. As a teen, her heartbreaking realization after reading her doctor's files, that she isn't gay, but a Hermaphrodite. The subsequent running away, living on the streets as she understands who she is and what it all means. This novel opened my eyes to the emotional conflict that many face.

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Reading Progress

04/04/2012 page 168
04/04/2012 page 168
32.0% "Kind of slow start and not what I expected but it's getting interesting."
04/25/2012 page 362
68.0% "Now I see why this won a Pulitzer Prize..."

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