Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The Bluest Eye

This is one of the most depressing books I have ever read. This poor little black girl wants blue eyes because she thinks she's ugly and that blue eyes would make her beautiful to herself and society. I just want to hug her and tell her she is beautiful just the way she is. From this point forward, I promise that no matter what, I will always find at least one physical attribute to compliment on every little girl I ever meet. I hope Toni Morrison realizes what a great job she did of writing this girl's story. I would recommend it to everyone. This book will also make you look around to all the fashion magazines to see how mainstream beauty is portrayed. Not just the skinny girls, but the lack of color. Beauty still isn't colorblind and it should be.

ok, I'm going to read another book, and hopefully not one as depressing,

ps. brownine and PJ party this weekend at my place.


J said...

Awww...that sucks! When I was a kid I wanted to buy purple contacts and die my hair blacker because I thought it would make me pretty so people would pay attention to me. So, I guess I know how that girl feels. :-(

Bart's Camille said...

I liked that book too. Was sad huh? I don't know what a brownine is but I'm in!

Queen of Ass said...

I'm THERE! WOOO! Who's bringing the alcohol??? Should we BBQ? Because I plan on totally getting smashing drunk! And I promise I won't puke on anybody's shoes.

(I try not to read sad books. Bad for my psyche. Or psycho. Whatever.)