I wasn't entirely sure I would like this book. Boy, was I wrong. I absolutely adored it. From the minute I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. I became completely absorbed. My intense desire for Celie and Nettie to be reunited kept me up for hours reading. The characters are wonderfully written and interesting. I don't think I've rooted so much for a character as I did for Celie. This book did not disappoint. Ms. Walker, I applaud you.