The Color Purple

The Color Purple is a fascinating story about the lives of two strong African American women.  Being raised by the same abusive father, the two sisters have quite an unbreakable bond.  Celie, being the oldest of the two, is always looking out for Nettie and ensuring her safety for as long as she can.  Celie knew she couldn't protect her forever though.  Nettie meets a nice family and joins them on their missionary to Africa.  Celie is now left thousands of miles away from the only person she loved.  As Nettie promised, she wrote to Celie all the time, but Celie doesn't receive any of these letters for quite some time.   

Celie and Nettie are 5,832 miles away from each other. 

Personal Evaluation

The Color Purple is a unique and exhilarating book.  The author creates a marvelous storyline with a great purpose.  Through Walker’s characters we learn that life isn’t always fair, but with dedication and loving friends or family, the hard times aren’t so bad.  This book is definitely worth the read, and is my favorite AP book I have read this year.


"He beat me today cause he say I winked at a boy in church. I may have got somethin in my eye but I didn’t wink. I don’t even look at mens." 


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