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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.
This book was in good condition, but the language was a huge turn-off. I'd bought the book because I'd thought it offered more than the movie, and kept waiting for it to get... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Elena Rodriguez
My friends told me not to read this book.
Everyone said it was too gritty and real, that it would hit too close to home, that I would feel the wounds of the protagonist,... Read more
I decided to read the book after I saw the movie which, of course, did not do the book justice. Read more
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 2 months 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 2 months ago by R. Little
Item was exactly as described, prompt delivery and well-packaged!Published 2 months ago by CAROLYN COLEMAN