The Virgin Suicides Paperback – 20 Jun 2013
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It's no secret that it's dark and the subject matter is clear from the title but the story is interesting and written endearingly by the neighbours of the girls, watching them from afar. This makes the story more believable, at least I couldn't imagine it working as well in a first person narrative or from an unknown detached narrator.
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I enjoyed the book so much though that I feel upset it is finished and am going to struggle to decide what to read next.
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