The Color Purple

Book review by Kenneth Butler, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Edgy tale of poor, abused woman's journey to independence.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 8 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

This title has:

Too much sex
age 12+

Possibly the Best Descision I've Ever Made

I had no idea what I was in for that fateful day when I picked this book off of the shelf. It's a classic in every sense of the word, and ahead of its time. I think that every aspect of this is amazingly and accurately written and it is perfect. I highly recommend this. The content may be challenging, as it's a dense book with lots of meaning to it. In fact, it took me two reads to fully comprehend its meaning and even still with each read I gain something new.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Book Details

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love historical fiction and tales of African-American experience

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