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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.
I watched the movie Precious before reading this book.
That enslavement created a viscous cycle of abuse in the descendants of its survivors much like was seen in the pages of Push and in the life of Precious Jones.
At the end, it felt like there should have been more but most good books leave me wanting to read more.
I was kind of disappointed in this book, Not that the writing style or anything was really wrong with it but I've seen the movie Precious. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Erica L.
Be ready for your heart to be ripped out by a book! Very good! Very visual! Cannot put it down!Published 1 month ago by Terry T
Best Book i have ever read. I never usually read. then i read this.....Published 1 month ago by Eleazar