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The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Oct 25, 2007

really liked it
Recommended for: Anyone looking for insight
Read in October, 2007

One thing that surprised me about this book is how well Sophia Coppola did with the movie. I had seen the movie several times before finally picking up the book, and I was expecting it to differ quite a bit. However, I don't think there's been a better movie made from a book, it caught the feeling of the book exactly; included all the essential parts; and the dialogue was right from the book (I love when they do that).

As for the book itself, I really enjoyed it. I loved the new insights it gives to life and death. I loved the way it takes you back to adolescence. I generally don't like when the narration is told in third person, from an onlooker (you don't get to know what the main character is feeling) but I really liked it for this book, it wasn't as frustrating. It gave it a nostalgic feel, and left questions that you have to answer yourself.

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