Review: The Color Purple

Editorial Review - - Jana Siciliano

THE COLOR PURPLE is a highly awarded book and with good reason. Author Alice Walker was given both the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for Fiction for this 1985 bestseller. THE COLOR PURPLE is the story of Celie a young girl abused by her father, then married off to a violent and angry man who maintains her dignity and strength through her relationships with her beloved sister and Shug ... Read full review

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User Review  - Evelyn.B - LibraryThing

You get to truly hear the voice of the main character while seeing major character development for every single role in the book. Its heartbreaking, thought provoking, and is wrapped up in a beautiful happy ending bow. Read full review

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User Review  - meaqhan - LibraryThing

This book was excellent! The format of letters between sisters worked well to convey each of their stories (and the difference in education between them). The female characters, primary focus of the novel, are wonderful. Walker’s novel earns its praise. Read full review

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I love this book but the thing is why would someone give their child away to there father if she is going to be abused and rapped by him it is very very very sad. I have also watch the movie and to real i like the movie better but good JOB Alice Walker i love your work

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A classic from start to finish!

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I love this book!

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Dear God, Alice Walker broke the mold and set the bar on literary works. Kudos to you Ms. Walker.

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its sad on some parts mmiiiiiiiiiiissssssssss ccceeeiiiillllleeeeeee

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User Review  - Smokler - LibraryThing

Beautiful, legendary novel about finding your voice. 100% different than the Steven Spielberg adaptation. Late in finding it but glad I did. Read full review

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