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Push | [Sapphire]

Push

An electrifying first novel that shocks by its language, its circumstances, and its brutal honesty, Push recounts a young black street-girl's horrendous and redemptive journey through a Harlem inferno. For Precious Jones, 16 and pregnant with her father's child, miraculous hope appears, and the world begins to open up for her when a courageous, determined teacher bullies, cajoles, and inspires her to learn to read, to define her own feelings, and set them down in a diary.
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Publisher's Summary

An electrifying first novel that shocks by its language, its circumstances, and its brutal honesty, Push recounts a young black street-girl's horrendous and redemptive journey through a Harlem inferno. For Precious Jones, 16 and pregnant with her father's child, miraculous hope appears, and the world begins to open up for her when a courageous, determined teacher bullies, cajoles, and inspires her to learn to read, to define her own feelings, and set them down in a diary.

©1996 Sapphire/Ramona Lofton; (P)2008 Random House Audio

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    Ray 04-21-14
    Ray 04-21-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Gripping,thought-provoking & moving all in one."
    Would you listen to Push again? Why?

    Yes.The narrator was excellent & I enjoyed the story on all levels.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The raw,in-your-face the way the narrator read.You could feel every situation through out the book.


    Which character – as performed by Sapphire – was your favorite?

    Not as a person,but as a character that would be the mother of Precious,because her damage as a human being really comes out every time her parts are read & it helps one understand how Precious ended up the way she did despite how hard she tried to improve herself.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Who your child becomes starts with the mother.


    Any additional comments?

    No

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    shawn phila, PA, United States 03-20-13
    shawn phila, PA, United States 03-20-13

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    I really enjoyed the book..it was better than the movie. I wish the movie would have shown more of the background. the book for more was powerful. It was a child becoming a woman. It was life for so many young women who was scared to talk n share. So with that being said PUSH...on for your dreams if Precious could do it so could u

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    Marie Pine Hill, NJ, USA 11-20-09
    Marie Pine Hill, NJ, USA 11-20-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Prescious"

    Went to the theater to see Prescious, the most soul wrenching, heart breaking, tear inspiring, beautiful movie I have ever seen. The perseverance of this young lady is awe inspiring. I am not ashamed to say I spent the majority of the movie in tears. Now I have to read Push because I have to know the entire story.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tabitha COPPELL, TX, United States 10-02-09
    Tabitha COPPELL, TX, United States 10-02-09 Member Since 2014
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    This is a wonderful book that I can identify with. This book spells out many of the reasons why there is a social underclass.... Mental illness is primary. A must read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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