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October 4, 2002

Book Review: Cat’s Eyes

Filed under: review, books — suzanne henderson @ 2:51 pm

Fiction Novel by Margaret Atwood

[Cat’s Eyes] follows the main character’s transition from child to woman. Atwood describes the cruelty between girls with acurate detail. When discussing this book for a college lit class, the women in the room readily confirmed the actions between Elaine and her “friends.” Atwood has been caled a feminist writer, but I do not see that portrayed in this novel. For me, Cat’s Eyes is a portrayal of a girls struggle through childhood and coming to terms with feminism as a woman.

Rachel Simmons includes an excerpt from Cat’s Eye in her non-fiction book: [Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls]