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The Virgin Suicides

by Jeffrey Eugenides

virgin suicidesThe Virgins Suicides is an eerie yet intriguing tale about 5 beautiful sisters who one night decided to kill themselves. The story is told from the perspective of a group of teenage boys who are infatuated with the girls.

The Virgin Suicides is a fantastic book. It is very unique and intriguing. The reader finds themselves as drawn to the girls' lives as the teenage narrators. Eugenides's technique of telling the haunting story of the girls is very masterful. There isn't a part of the novel that readers will find monotonous at all. From the first page to the last, the reader is captivated.

I would recommend the novel to more mature teens. It deals with a very serious subject and it also has some sex and violence. I believe they would enjoy the book because it is written exceptionally and the story is incredibly mysterious and compelling.

CJ, 17


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