Welcome to this week’s (late) Bibliomancy for Beginners hangout! This week we’re talking about The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. It is what it sounds like, so be prepared for all of the feels and possibly tears. Some of us will also be discussing the book to movie reaction that they had when they read the book and then watched the movie. Check back next Tuesday when we read Mansfield Park by Jane Austen!
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
The five Lisbon sisters are brought up in a strict household, and when the youngest kills herself, the oppression of the remaining sisters intensifies. As Therese, Mary, Bonnie and Lux are pulled deeper into isolation by their domineering mother, a group of neighborhood boys become obsessed with liberating the sisters. But what the boys don’t know is, the Lisbon girls are beyond saving.