Tuesday, May 8, 2012

REVIEW: MIDDLESEX


Middlesex
by Jeffrey Eugenides
ISBN: 0312422156 
Genre: Fiction  

My Review:  I was originally unsure of this novel. My curiosity was peeked to find out what made Middlesex a Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction. The story started out to seem slow, until you understand that the family history is vital in the development of the story. Halfway into the story, you feel the emotional struggle Callie goes through as she finds herself. As a teen, her heartbreaking realization after reading her doctor's files, that she isn't gay, but a Hermaphrodite. The subsequent running away, living on the streets as she understands who she is and what it all means. This novel opened my eyes to the emotional conflict that many face.

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