“You better not never tell nobody but God.”
Alice Walker’s opening line in The Color Purple hints at what will be a dynamic, compelling and painful book. I mean that in the best possible way. I came alive reading this book at the age of 17. I loved Celie, I loved Shug and, of course “Sofia, Sofia, Sofia…” I wanted nothing but happiness for each of these amazing women.
Walker’s narrative is painstakingly beautiful, her characters and sensory imagery are pitch perfect and real and all combined is why The Color Purple is definitely one of my most beloved and cherished books of all time.