The Color Purple Author:Alice Walker Life wasn't easy for Celie. But she knew how to survive, needing little to get by.
Then her husband's lover, a flamboyant blues singer, barreled into her world and gave Celie the courage to ask for more - to laugh, to play, and finally - to love.
I really enjoyed this book. It was one of those that over the years I just never picked it up, but always wanted to. At first I thought it was going to be depressing, Celie being raped and beaten isn't a happy topic, but it really was a story of strength. By the end the characters, including Celie, show how they have grown into new, stronger people. It was a very inspiring story.