Book Review: "Push" By Sapphire
Based on the controversial film "Precious" starring Mo'nique, Paula Patton, and Mariah Carey.
Precious Jones is obese, HIV-positive and living in a physically and sexually abusive household. At sixteen, she’s pregnant by her father - again. Aside from heartache, she has nothing but a fierce determination to break free of her parents and change her life. She starts by enrolling in a GED program, where she meets the tireless Blue Rain.
Much more than a literacy teacher, Miss Rain shows Precious how to read and write, but also encourages her to keep a journal - which becomes the vehicle readers have to experience Precious' horrendous beginnings and miraculous transformation.
An urban classic, Push is intense, heartbreaking and frightening - a remarkable story that will continue to haunt and inspire you long after you’ve put it down.
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage Books/Random House Inc.
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