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Push: A Novel

24 Ratings: 2.8
A book by Sapphire.

Push is the 1996 debut novel of American author Sapphire.      Claireece Precious Jones endures unimaginable hardships in her young life. Abused by her mother, raped by her father, she grows up poor, angry, illiterate, fat, unloved … see full wiki

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5 reviews about Push: A Novel
review by . May 11, 2010
Several years ago, when I was still in high school and believed that although the world wasn't wholly good, it wasn't too bad either, I came across a news item of an eight-year old girl in a Middle East country, who was repeatedly raped by her father, and thus made pregnant as well. The news horrified and numbed me. Reading Pushwas, in a way, a huge reminder to me of that one incident, the one that probably stripped off the fancy glasses from my irises.       I think...  &nbs …
Quick Tip by . October 15, 2010
Amazing. Brave. I'm surprised that so many people read this willingly, what with our addiction to happy endings and grandiose versions of reality.   Cheers for raising awareness and telling a good story at the same time.     If it disturbs readers, good. They probably needed to be disturbed
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
A dark tale of a young girl's struggle to escape the streets she grew up in.
review by . May 24, 2010
Although written in a teenagers voice this book is still to gritty for anyone under 14. Even with the harsh realities, this book is highly recommended for anyone who loves real life stories and triumph over adversity.      The Book brings out every foul and secret dark facet in our society yet it enriches your soul at the same time.  If Precious cans survive obesity, abouse both sexual and physical than we all can. If Precious can learn to take her life into her own hands …
Quick Tip by . May 18, 2010
a graphic story but very real!
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