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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.
Sapphire's use of language is incredible.
PUSH shows you what having one person in your life, who believes in you and know you could live a better life, when and if you are ready to "make that change."
At the end, it felt like there should have been more but most good books leave me wanting to read more.
Amazing Story, i loved it and the movie did it justice. i even cried reading this, is a story based on the cruel realityPublished 15 days ago by NYGal
I found the first person voice utterly unique and striking. Beyond that I deeply regret reading this book. Read morePublished 17 days ago by joWhoClimbsTrees
Gripping novels this is one book you won't be able to put down. You think you know how it will end but do you?Published 1 month ago by Cheryl Lafountain
i read the book before i saw the movie and loved it. easy to read and does into better detail than the movie of course, its a sad story but it leaves you wanting to know more, what... Read morePublished 1 month ago by twinsmom
This is the book that the movie 'Precious' was based on. I think that says it all. Well-written and terribly sad. Great deal though.Published 1 month ago by tara kelley
I enjoyed everything about this book..From the beginning to the end..It makes you enjoy and cherish what you have because you never know hat the next person is going through..Published 2 months ago by Brittany
This is a pretty good book, with a very sad story, but I didn't think it was all that great. It's basically like the movie. Read morePublished 2 months ago by T. A. Kleinhans
Trashy book, I threw it away. I wouldn't want anyone to read it. too bad, I had heard it was good.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
OH how much emotion and technice put into this book. I have never felt so in tuned with everything a writer felt before until this book.Published 3 months ago by Dasia Maddox