The Bluest Eye is a novel by Toni Morrison about a black girl named Pecola and her insecurities and troubled family life. The story is told partly in the first person by Claudia MacTeer, whose family takes in Pecola as a foster child temporarily. Pecola is insecure about her appearance, wishing to be a white girl with blue eyes. When her father rapes her, she becomes pregnant and the child dies prematurely. There have been many attempts to ban the book because of its themes of racism, incest and rape.