Description 'One of the most haunting books you could ever wish to read...it is stunning - moving, exciting, and wonderful' Lenny Henry. Set in the deep American south between the wars, this is the classic tale of Celie, a young poor black girl. Raped repeatedly by her father, she loses two children and then is married off to a man who treats her no better than a slave. She is separated from her sister Nettie and dreams of becoming like the glamorous Shug Avery, a singer and rebellious black woman who has taken charge of her own destiny. Gradually Celie discovers the support of women that enables her to leave the past behind and begin a new life.
The Color Purple - Customer Choice by Carola van der Drift My favourite book of the year! It had been on my list for a while and was a pick for Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf book club, so I finally read it! Heart-breaking, breath-taking, beautiful, sad, funny, perfect. Every aspect of this book was amazing, from the style to the characters to every little detail in the storyline. A must-read! (But do avoid the movie because eh.)