The Color Purple by Alice Walker

288 pages first pub 1982 (editions)

fiction classics historical lgbtqia+ literary emotional reflective slow-paced

Description

Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate, and continuing over the course of her m...

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Moods

emotional 89%
reflective 65%
sad 57%
hopeful 44%
challenging 41%
dark 38%
inspiring 35%
tense 14%
informative 10%
funny 6%
adventurous 4%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 56%
slow 27%
fast 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 75% | A mix: 22% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 18% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.26

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