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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.
Precious is a character you will never forget.
I wish she had a better presentation. This is a sad sad story. Read more
Just some unbelievable s*** that can happy to any human told through a precious child about vicious Harlem and how hard life is on them.Published 1 month ago by Shamari Roberson
This is the book that the movie "Precious" is based on. I also ordered "The Kid" which is the continuation of the book Push, hopefully this will be a happier story... Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. Little
Item was exactly as described, prompt delivery and well-packaged!Published 1 month ago by CAROLYN COLEMAN
I loved that I was reading the book in the way Precious talked, the words were misspelled (really had to sound out some of them) and as the book went on and precious got smarter... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kathryn Eskew
I would recommend this to anyone -- definitely a must read, but a hard read due to content as well.Published 2 months ago by Chelsie Angelo
When we first meet Precious Jones, she is an illiterate 16 year old, still in junior high school, and pregnant with her second child to her own father. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tiffany A. Harkleroad