"Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire," directed by Lee Daniels and written by Damien Paul GRAND JURY PRIZE and AUDIENCE AWARD winner at the 2009 Sundance Film FestivalRelentless, remorseless, and inspirational, this "horrific, hope-filled story" (Newsday) is certain to haunt a generation of... show more
"Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire," directed by Lee Daniels and written by Damien Paul GRAND JURY PRIZE and AUDIENCE AWARD winner at the 2009 Sundance Film FestivalRelentless, remorseless, and inspirational, this "horrific, hope-filled story" (Newsday) is certain to haunt a generation of readers. Precious Jones, 16 years old and pregnant by her father with her second child, meets a determined and highly radical teacher who takes her on a journey of transformation and redemption.
Publish date: April 29th 1997
Pages no: 177
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Realistic Fiction
, African American
I'm a big fan of books written in vernacular if the voice rings true and the book is short. Luckily, this book does not overstay its welcome. If you ignore the final essays at the end, Push is all of 150 pages long. Your average reader could mow through its text in a single sitting. But I will warn ...
When I randomly grabbed this book off my bookshelf and decided to read it I knew a little of what to expect since I watched the movie when it came out. I’ve had the book for a while, I just hadn’t read it until now. To be honest, I'm having a hard time reviewing this book. I liked a few aspects of i...
I really enjoyed this read. I think the way it was written was pretty clever. Sapphire wrote it as a progression of Precious's literacy. That was brilliant. There were times I felt that it was needlessly graphic just to get to the reader but I suppose that was the point. To show the reader that thin...
This is the sometimes difficult to read account of the life of Claireece Precious Jones. While she is pregnant with her second child, Precious is opted into educational pilot program by a sympathetic high school principal who sees something special in this young woman. Although disadvantaged in ma...