The Color Purple

By: Isabel, Destanie, Crystal, and Olyvia

Summary

This book is about a poor African American family living in the South in the early 1900s. At the beginning Celie and Nettie were living in their childhood home but their everyday life changed quickly. One day Celie was forced to marry a cruel man named Albert. Nettie ran away from home from not being able to deal with the loss of her sister. Nettie encountered a very caring family who offered her a place to stay. Nettie was living with the family and they moved to Africa for missionary work. While Nettie was in Africa Celie lived with her abusive husband Albert. Celie was forced to live with this terrible man and even take care of his children. Someone from Albert's past is later brought into their lives, Shug, who was very sick. Celie took care of her until she was well again. Celie, at first, was not a fan of Shug, but eventually falls in love with her. Though, Celie and Nettie were separated and lived totally different lives, their relationship never changed with the letters they wrote to each other throughout the years.
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Books Reviews

Destanie- I would give this book a 4/5. This was a very interesting book with a very interesting story. This book was challenging considering the dialect. But I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes to read.

Isabel- I thought it was an okay book. The way the characters talked made it confusing. Overall I wouldn't read the book again 3/5

Crystal- I would give this book a 4/5. I thought it was very interesting and had my attention at the beginning, but towards the end I lost interest. It was also confusing with the dialect.

Olyvia- I give this book a 4/5. This book had a great story line and was very captivating towards the beginning. It became a little more dull towards the end of the book. However overall, was a really good book!

Characters

Beginning TCP Clip
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End TCP Clip

Other Resources

http://alicewalkersgarden.com/

Alice Walker's official website.

http://www.biography.com/people/alice-walker-9521939

Alice walkers biography. Civil rights activist.

http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/c/the-color-purple/book-summary

Summary of each letter to help clear up what was going on.

http://thebestnotes.com/booknotes/Color_Purple/Color_Purple04.html

Minor and Major themes/ Biography about the author.