It goes without saying that Toni Morrison can turn a phrase. I read this book as a little girl no more than 11 or 12 years old and remember trying to cut through the imagery and metaphors to get to the action. I couldn't really understand the need for multiple points of view. And once I found out the whole plot of the story was given in the first page, I was done with the book. But now, having a greater desire to understand the motivation behind human action, being able to appreciate that things are never what they appear at face value, developing a greater love of this device called language and being able to recognize pieces of myself in each of Morrison's characters, *The Bluest Eye* has become one of my favorites. Morrison de-villainizes her antagonists in a way that make the reader really consider the ingredients of the simple dichotomy of "good" and "bad." I was also pleasantly surprised to find some of my favorite quotes were pulled from this book. I am glad to be falling in love with Toni all over again.