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Graphic,
Dramatic,
Inspiring

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Push: A Novel
by Sapphire

Published: 1997-04-29
Paperback : 192 pages
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"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
Festival

Relentless, remorseless, and inspirational, this "horrific, hope-filled story" (Newsday) is certain to haunt a generation ...
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"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
Festival

Relentless, 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.

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by jsullivan630 (see profile) 04/01/14

 
  "Disgusting"by nlagel (see profile) 06/09/10

Really makes you wonder what sick / twisted mind would come up with this kind of story - it isn't even based on a true story... Disgusting. It made me wonder if I am too closed minded, am I not accepting... (read more)

 
  "Off Topic"by rgs159 (see profile) 02/25/10

I won't lie; it was a difficult novel to get through. As much as we admired Precious for trying to make something of herself, we hated a despised her parents. The group, all mothers, had a difficult time... (read more)

 
  "Precious"by ktagg01 (see profile) 02/25/10

 
  "Push"by bookbuff123 (see profile) 02/24/10

Good story line, but continued graphic descriptions of abuse were overused and not necessary. Thought the ending felt unfinished.

 
  "Unforgettable."by saramcgann (see profile) 02/01/10

Once you read it, you won't be able to stop thinking about it.

 
  "Precious Pushed until something happened"by mrsdrexler (see profile) 01/18/10

This book was hard to read at first, but after a couple of chapter you can get the hang of it. The main character Precious lives a hard life... two children by her father and her mother abuses her also... (read more)

 
  "Push, an intimate look at what abuse can do to societies children."by Deja2q (see profile) 08/17/09

I would say that Push was a well written story in content but at the same time difficult to read because of the subject matter. Dealing with child abuse can never be easy but the language also made it... (read more)

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