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 impression10 months ago
    👍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 impression2 months ago
    👍Worth reading

Quotes

    flowerhas quotedlast year
    What are you doing

    here, honey? You're not even old enough to know how bad life gets."
    gaytangomezpaulahas quoted2 months ago
    Cecilia, the youngest, only thirteen, had gone first, slitting her wrists
    Eugeniahas quoted4 months ago
    It's weird. I mean, I liked her. I really liked her. I just got sick of her right then."

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