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The Color Purple by Alice Walker
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Sep 18, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 1001-books, classics, cultural, movies-or-tv, read-in-2011, realistic-fiction, historical, lgbt-characters, books-i-own
Read from September 15 to 18, 2011

I think that The Color Purple is quite hard to review. It took me a while to get into this book and to get used to the language, even though it wasn't all that challenging. I found some of the character links to be confusing, too. However, at around the half-way point I definitely began to appreciate the book a lot more. Once I'd adjusted to the book, it was easier to understand and to really think about what was being discussed. This book definitely tackles a lot of important subjects and a great amount of prejudice. I found it interesting to see how the characters handled subjects such as feminism, racial prejudice, abuse and sexuality - this novel is certainly not 'light'. By the end of the book, I really liked the characters, particulary Shug and Celie. I found Nettie's journey extremely interesting, too. I feel as though this book will only have a better impact on me the more I reflect on it and it will most certainly leave a lasting impression.
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