I think I will have to listen to this one again, but it's very sad and depressing. The use of the n-word caught me off guard but I guess I shouldn't have been so shocked. Being white does that, I suppose. Either way, it's strange because I just watched Precious in the middle of reading this, and they're fairly similar. Precious and Peacola get impregnated by their fathers. They want to be white to escape the lives they're living, in order to get further in life, to be left alone by the people who hurt them. Both face the challenges of being black in society.
This story is told from different points of view with different tenses and beautiful, poetic writing. The Bluest Eye is the first book I've read by Toni Morrison, but there are a few more on Oprah's list, and I look forward to checking them out.