Wednesday, April 8, 2009

#7-The Color Purple

The Color Purple by Alice Walker has to be one of the best books that I have ever read. The novel told a great story. I am not much of a reader, but I just could not put the book down because the story just kept me reading.

The book is written all in letter form. The letters are written from Celie, the main character, to God and to Nettie, her sister. Later in the novel, some of the letters are from Nettie to Celie. Since the book is written in letter form, the grammar and spelling is not all correct, but the book was still very easy to read and follow.

Celie. Throughout the book, she is abused in all ways possible by men. Since her sister Nettie left her, she has no one to help her. She feels used and worthless. Shug comes to her rescue and teaches her many aspects of life she has never been able to know.

Throughout the book, each character learns more and more about the ways of life. The characters go through great transformations which made the book even more inspiring. The book is full of symbolism and themes which show the strength of women's relationships and much more. The book is a very meaningful and a very worthwhile to read.

As you can probably tell, I recommend to people to read this book. The Color Purple is a great book that should be read!

[308 pages..2 books]

1 comment:

Mrs. Gillmore said...

Based on your recommendation, I am purchasing this novel...right now!

Thanks!