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Monday, March 22, 2010

Push By: Sapphire

Title: Push
Author: Sapphire
Amount of Pages: 177
Publisher: Knopf
Release Date (1st edition): June 11, 1996
Geared Towards: Adults
Cafe Warning: Full of mature content: Sex, cursing, etc...not reccomended for anyone under 14.
Extra Info: Push has been made into the movie Precious.

"Push, Precious, you gonna hafta push."

Summary (From B.O.B): Precious Jones, an illiterate sixteen-year-old, has up until now been invisible: invisible to the father who rapes her and the mother who batters her and to the authorities who dismiss her as just one more of Harlem's casualties. But when Precious, pregnent with a second child by her father, meets a determined and highly radical teacher, we follow her on a journey of education and enlightment as Precious learns not only how to write about her life, but how to make it her own for the first time.

Wdebo's Review: Push, wow, I haven't read a book like Push before. I'm more of the kind of girl who reads more love stories and light YA/Chick lit, but after seeing the hype about Precious, I thought I should read Push...just to see if I might enjoy Precious. Push was as disturbing as it was wonderful. The writing, written from the way Precious talks, from her spelling to her grammer, it was very raw, how she states everything was just greatly written and perturbing at the same time.

Push was the kind of book that when you started, you wanted finish no matter how much it scared or disturbed you. It was also great to see how Precious grows through the book through the writing.

Favorite character: None, really.

Cafe Cover Chat: The cover is simply but also brings the essence of the book out for some reason. (B+)

All in all, a very very well written, yet disturbing book, that is a must read, it's horrible to think that this could ever happen in real life.

Grade: A-

Wdebo :)

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