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Book Annotation: "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker

Classics are classics for a reason!

Waddup readers?! You'll get the hang of the accent once you start reading this one.

Life is not only red happiness or blue sadness, it is purple!

“I think us here to wonder, myself. To wonder. To ask. And that in wondering bout the big things and asking bout the big things, you learn about the little ones, almost by accident. But you never know nothing more about the big things than you start out with. The more I wonder, the more I love.”

Alice Walker, The Color Purple

The book is told in letters and includes an abundance of mature content -- explicit sex, rape, incest, sexism and violence toward women, and a lesbian relationship. The book vividly portrays the harsh life of rural, poor African Americans -- especially women.

The steel-strong bonds of family, the global importance of friendship, and the ever-mystical soul-defining actions of sisterhood are all immortal themes that are drawn in lush exquisite, sometimes brutal, hues (the purple of a field of violets, the purple of a deepening bruise).

Happy reading :)

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