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Claireece Precious Jones endures unimaginable hardships in her young life. Abused by her mother, raped by her father, she grows up poor, angry, illiterate, fat, unloved and generally unnoticed. So what better way to learn about her than through her own, halting dialect. That is the device deployed in the first novel by poet and singer Sapphire. "Sometimes I wish I was not alive," Precious says. "But I don't know how to die. Ain' no plug to pull out. 'N no matter how bad I feel my heart don't stop beating and my eyes open in the morning." An intense story of adversity and the mechanisms to cope with it.
Precious is now a major motion picture based on the novel Push by Sapphire, starring Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, and Lenny Kravitz. Enjoy these images from the film, and click the thumbnails to see larger images.
An edge of the book came bent, but besides that .. it shipped on time (within two days) and was nicely packed. I have the movie that is based on this novel, Precious. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Jasmine Robinson
I ordered this book for my son. He was working on a book report and need to read it.Published 21 days ago by Tosh
I ordered this book after watching the movie that was based upon it, Precious. It was absolutely an amazing book, rich in details of a teenage girls' life in the ghetto in the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amanda Lee Flynn
I couldn't put this book down! Even if you saw the movie, do yourself a favor and get the book!Published 3 months ago by RVelasco
It starts out slow, as it's told in Precious' voice the narration follows her educational level throughout the book. Therefore, as time goes on the story is easier to read. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Holly
I read this book when it was first published and it was a book I recommended to people. I was excited when I saw that it was becoming a movie; that meant to me that this book was... Read morePublished 3 months ago by GirlProgeny