The Color Purple by Alice Walker
This classic follows the life of Celie, who is 14 years old when the novel begins. Abused and raped by her father, Celie has already given birth to two children… whom her father steals. He then marries her off to a wealthy man named Mister, who also neglects and abuses Celie. Eventually, Celie befriends a woman named Celie, Shug Avey and the two begin an intimate relationship. This famous story follows Celie’s life and her ultimate journey to independence, love, and happiness.