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The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Mar 22, 2011

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bookshelves: young-adult
Read from June 20 to 29, 2011

The Virgin Suicides was on my to-read list simply because I remember it being a "hot topic" for awhile. I was curious, and I had no idea what to expect. Now that I'm finished, I'm not sure what to say. I enjoyed the book, but I can't articulate the reasons. I found many things interesting, in a quirky way:
* It is written in first person, but rather than using "I", the author used "we"---which was intriguing, but without apparent reason
* "We" would describe something in a way that the reader would most likely perceive to be mundane, yet "we" referred to it as outstanding. For example, a description of a female may bring to mind a homely young lady; but "we" find the lady beautiful, captivating.

While I can't say that I truly ever found a point, or even an "a-ha" moment, I did enjoy the book.

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