fiction classics historical lgbtqia+ literary emotional reflective slow-paced

304 pages | first published 1982

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A powerful cultural touchstone of modern American literature, The Color Purpledepicts the lives of African American women in early twentieth-century rural Georgia. Separated as girls, sisters Celie and Nettie sustain their loyalty to and hope in e...
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Summary of 27256 reviews

Moods

emotional 89%
reflective 65%
sad 56%
hopeful 45%
challenging 40%
dark 38%
inspiring 35%
tense 14%
informative 10%
funny 5%
adventurous 3%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 56%
slow 28%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 76% | A mix: 21% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

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

Loveable characters?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 29% | 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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