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Push - Sapphire
Push
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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... show more
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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780679446262 (0679446265)
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it
4.0 Push Review
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 ...
Twitchy Witchy Girl
Twitchy Witchy Girl rated it
1.0 Push
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 Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it
3.0 Push by Sapphire
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...
TheBookHuntress
TheBookHuntress rated it
3.5 stars.
Constantly Moving the Bookmark
Constantly Moving the Bookmark rated it
3.0 Push
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...
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