©1996 Sapphire/Ramona Lofton; (P)2008 Random House Audio
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The story is about a teenage girl named Precious who has awful parents and is living in the worst conditions. I found Precious ability to keep fighting against all odds very inspiring. There is a lot of vulgar language, sexual, physical and emotional abuse in this story so listener BEWARE! I personally found the story hard to relate to. When I finished the book I called my parents and thanked them for my childhood.
I live in NYC,am happily married & have always loved reading.
Yes.The narrator was excellent & I enjoyed the story on all levels.
The raw,in-your-face the way the narrator read.You could feel every situation through out the book.
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.
Who your child becomes starts with the mother.
Say something about yourself!
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
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.
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.
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