The Color Purple
Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate, and continuing over the course of her marriage to "Mister," a brutal man who terrorizes her. Celie eventually learns that her abusive husband has been keeping her sister's letters from her and the rage she feels, combined with an example of love and independence provided by her close friend Shug, pushes her finally toward an awakening of her creative and loving self.
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This book is amazing! Celie is a beautifully honest, sincere and heartbreaking character. This epistolary novel is set in the 1930s poverty stricken American South. Naive Celie is only 14 years old ...
Review: The Color PurpleUser Review - Giedre - Goodreads
Alice Walker's "Color Purple" was one of those books that landed in my hands almost accidently. I started reading it to pass the time and before I had a chance to notice it, I was sucked in. Although ... Read full review
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