Jeffrey Eugenides

The Virgin Suicides

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Adapted into a critically acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola and starring Kirsten Dunst, this is the story of the five Lisbon sisters — beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the entire neighbourhood.
The boys that once loved them from afar are now grown men, determined to understand a tragedy that has always defied explanation. For still, the question remains — why did all five of the Lisbon girls take their own lives?
This hypnotic and unforgettable novel treats adolescent love and death with haunting sensitivity and dark humour, and creates a coming-of-age story unlike any of our time.
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Impressions

    Courtney Heathshared an impressionlast year
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    🎯Worthwhile

    A favorite.

    al mshared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🚀Unputdownable
    💧Soppy

    However I liked the film better

    Fernanda Cuevasshared an impression6 months ago
    👍Worth reading

Quotes

    Jumkohas quoted2 years ago
    Obviously, Doctor,” she said, “you’ve never been a thirteen-year-old girl.”
    Ingridhas quoted2 years ago
    we realized that our fathers, brothers and uncles had been lying, and that no one was ever going to love us because of our good grades
    Ingridhas quoted2 years ago
    According to Mr. Lisbon, he had long harbored doubts about his wife’s strictness, knowing in his heart that girls forbidden to dance would only attract husbands with bad complexions and sunken chests

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