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  - EmScape - LibraryThing

It was surprising to me that I'd lived in the world this long without ever having read this book or seen the movie it was based on, but I honestly was glad I was induced to doing so at this point in ... 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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User Review  - Jayeless - LibraryThing

So here is what I knew about this book before I went in – it's confronting, it's a major work of Black feminist (or womanist) literature, it's been banned in a lot of times and places, and Alice ... Read full review

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User Review  - melrailey - LibraryThing

So I've thought about this for a week and I'm still a bit conflicted on how I felt about this story. In my mind, I couldn't help but compare it to Their Eyes Were Watching God which is one of the most ... Read full review

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Wow this is so so so sad this is bout to make me cry

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Award winning novel, made into a movie featuring stars like Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Glover.

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A classic!

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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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