"...I knew as I read, just as I know as I write this, that I finally felt that I had to face the truth of what The Bluest Eye had in store. I believe I cried every other page."

"...this book served as a spiritual awakening to me, for it taught me to love my brothers and sisters for their humanity--not their color, religion, sexual persuasion but because we are one in the eyes of our beholder."

Ruth "I have become personally acquainted with ALL of the painful realities Ms. Morrison portrays so vividly in her novel."

Julie "It seemed to me that as I read, Ms. Morrison's words peeled back the layers of bravado, apathy and arrogance I had built up over the years."