Rita asked:

What age group is this intended?

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George I suppose that many kids won't want to read a book in which the PoV character is too much younger than they are, so perhaps Celie being 11 does place the intended cut-off at about grade 5 or 6. But I don't think I paid much attention to that sort of thing 50 years ago, and I certainly don't now.

I mean, I'm quite old enough to be somebody's great-grandfather, and I liked the book on its own terms. Yes, I was aware thruout that it was a kids' book and nothing truly awful was going to happen to anyone despite all the threats--and I was right. Even the prime villain was only <spoiler>carried off to parts unknown by a transformed stuffed animal</spoiler>.

And I expect I'll read all the sequels.
Tina Fletcher the main character is 11.
Lilly I can tell the concepts in this book are for younger children, but as a teen, I found this book a bit confusing and I learned alot of vocabulary.
jojo Hey Rita. This is probably of no use to you now, but I always like to find out the age group before reading to make sure it is appropriate – and I'm sure others do, too. I read this in 4th grade and I found the writing fairly easy to understand and comprehend so I would say it's intended for 3th-5th graders.

It also depends on the maturity and advancedness of the reader, in my opinion. Hope this helps others!
kate ♡ Young kids, and older ones if they want :)
Abbie Joffrain My preschooler, 1st grader, and I loved it. I had a hard time not reading ahead after the kids went to bed.
John Bryan My fourth grade Daughter asked me to read it too. A wonderful story.
Margie My first grader and I both LOVED it. We read it together.
Shelley Grades 3 through 5
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