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Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Author: Sapphire
Title: Push: a Novel
Publication: June 11, 996
Publisher: Knopf
Genre: Adult
Pages: 192
Audience: 17 and up
Rating:  4 out of 5
Source: Library

Synopsis (from the cover): 
Precious Jones, an illiterate sixteen-year-old, has up until now been invisible: invisible to the father who rapes her and the mother who batters her and to the authorities who dismiss her as just one more of Harlem's casualties. But when Precious, pregnant with a second child by her father, meets a determined a highly radical teacher, we follow her on a journey of education and enlightenment ad Precious learns not only how to write about her life, but how to make it her own for the first time.

My thoughts:
 Wow. This book took forever to read. It is not a long book, but the content is hard to read along with the grammar, misspelling, and the graphic nature of the book. I had decided to read this book because the movie came out a couple of years ago, and when I heard it was a book I decided to read it. I'm really glad I put it off. I'm more mature now, and it was still hard to read. However, Precious is a character you can't help but love. I was rooting for her all 192 pages, through the ups and downs. Even though the story is really sad I appreciated the ending and enjoyed cheering on Precious Poet Jones.


  1. Wow, I'm surprised you liked this so well despite the problems you mention at the beginning of your review!

  2. I had trouble reading this book too. It was very slow compared to the movie... But I did enjoy it at the end...

  3. Now I don't know if I really want to read this one.