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This review is from: Virgin Suicides (Paperback)
After seeing a trailer for the movie on Sky, I thought it may be about teenagers who think they have nothing left to live for. Seeing the title, i judged it to be in the saame sex-horror genre as Cherry Falls.
However-i was wrong. The tragic story is original and unique, telling the story of a strict household brought its knees by the ultimate rebellion: suicide.
It kicks off with the dramatic near-suicide of Cecilia, whose character still eludes the narrators (young boys obsessed with the sisters, all speaking in once voice as narrator) and from there it invited you to judge the little-known, much worshipped Lisbon sisters as they, one by one, leave this world forever.
It isn't a dark tale-there are quite a few spots of humour: for instance, the boys reaction upon reading Cecilia's diary, a girl telling them of her debilatating crush on local smoothie Trip Fomtaine. It is full of those little details that tell of adolescent life: descriptions of Bonnie's hopeless kissing, a brassiere draped across a crucifix, a house of Walt Disney specials, and the rather un-nerving distances existing between mother, father, and 'the girls.'
Overall this is a very touching, tragic, era-reviving story. I reccommend it to anyone who has seen the film, or is just on the look-out for a slightly unusual story.