8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
The Color Purple,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Color Purple (Mass Market Paperback)
The Color Purple was formatted well. I liked the way it was written as a series of letters from one sister to another, and fromt the main character, Nettie, to God. It allowed the reader to recieve a better knowledge of the characters thoughts. Celice was an inspiring character because she never gave up. She kept on writing to her sister Nettie even when she knew that her letters were probably not being recieved. She perservered until the end. I have two sisters, so I was able to relate to the relationship that Nettie and Celia cherised so much. If it were not for this good relationship between me and my sisters, then I think that the book would not have been as interesting as it was for me. I did believe that some of the other relationships were harder for me to relate to and therefore I was less interested to read about them. Even though I was not familiar with the lifestyle of the people, I came to realize that the characters were extreamly life-like in the fact that they grew throughout the novel. I enjoyed the book's ending more than anything else. I felt that I had trouble making myself read the middle sections. All in all, it was a book that I am glad that I read for exposure to different things, if nothing else.