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The Color Purple

Reviewed by: Gao Seng

Purple is a symbolic color for the gays and it’s interesting that this was the title for the book. Alice Walker wrote the Color Purple, which won the Pulitzer Prize award and The American Book Award for fiction. The Color Purple is one of the strongest statements of how love transforms and cruelty disfigures the human spirit. The Color Purple is told about Celie’s life in Celie’s words. Walker uses Celie’s uneducated voice in a diary or letter format to become the first person narrator in The Color Purple and portraits an unforgettable story of Celie and her friends, family, and lovers. It is filled of passion, pain, inspiration, and love. It’s beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate. The Color Purple is an American Classic and a memorable one. I would recommend this book for everyone. I’m pretty sure anyone who has read this book would probably agree that it’s a must read book. Although this book is a fiction, the plots that happen in this book are like real-life situations that still exist in today’s society. So, if anyone has not read The Color Purple, should read it soon because it’ll be a fast read.  

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City: La Crosse
Date Reviewed: 6/14/2012