Such an intensively raw and woeful story, this was by no means an easy read. The language was fowl and the explicit descriptions of abuse vulgar, yet I found Preciouses determination inspiring.
This one may be fiction but sadly there are too many real stories like this one
Tries to Give a sense of future and what lies ahead
Can‘t help root for her when she realizes there is more to life than what she knows
Defiance hope and humanity
There but for the grace of god is something I regularly say after reading about horrific lives like Sapphire‘s. Think you have it bad? I suggest you read this.
This book was a very quick read. It took me a few pages to get used to the narrator‘s voice though, much like how A Color Purple was done. I love how we are seeing the world through Precious‘ eyes and into her head while she is putting up walls and barriers to people who don‘t understand her and she doesn‘t trust. It‘s incredibly sad and realistic which gives it a heavier impact as it illustrates the kind of problems so many people face everyday.
#blackhistorymonth I read this book last year for my book club, but it still leaves an impression to this day. Horrific and sad, yet it leaves you with a glimmer of hope. Didn't see the movie, don't think I could.
Never saw the film, but an incredible novel. The task of trying to write as a previously illiterate high school girl who has just learned to read and write is something I think only a poet with a gift for language like Sapphire could pull off. She captures the MC, Precious, with an adept blend of warmth and realism. Her past traumas are horrifying (rape TW), but she's a complete inspiration in persevering to read, write, and raise her baby right.
Não é um livro fácil de avaliar e comentar. Este livro conta-nos uma história muito delicada... Mas a Precious é, sem dúvida, uma menina guerreira!! Apesar de toda a merda por que passou, apesar de estar sozinha no mundo, onde até a própria mãe a maltratava e ajudava a que fosse constantemente violada, ela conseguiu ir buscar, bem lá no fundo do seu ser, a sua força interior e enfrentar tudo e todos e dar a volta por cima! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
E eu que já não me lembrava que tinha este livro por terminar??
In the spirit of #LitsyPartyOfOne, I'm publishing my #BestOfTheSeason list a few days early ( #Top3 of each quarter).
I've had such a good reading quarter that I've included an honorable mentions section.
💕 Station Eleven 💕 Push 💕 Still Alice 💕
1) Medicine Walk
2) I See You
3) Being Mortal
I've been meaning to explore more African-American Lit and this one packs a punch!
It's a wretched and beautiful story about a teenager, in Harlem, who is caught up in motherhood, poverty, HIV, incest and abuse. Precious recounts her story with incredible insight ... she's heroic!
⚠️: if you are offended by foul language or graphic sexual content, this may not be for you. In this book, both are frequent but do fit the context.
When you can no longer find any cover but the movie tie in version. Especially annoying when they change the title for the movie, and the cover now reads (for example) "Precious: based on the novel Push by Sapphire." And I just want to scream "No! No! That IS the novel Push by Sapphire! It is based on nothing but the author's own mind!!!"
Rant complete. Thank you for this mini book therapy.
Before the movie Precious, before the book even pubbed, I read an ARC.
This book was a game-changer for me.
I had no clue a book could be this.
Then I got to meet Sapphire + get my ARC signed ❤️
20 years ago! Oh,my time flies when you are reading good books 📚✨📚✨📚✨
I remember thinking this was really beautiful. A touching story about an unforgettable girl and the importance to be able to read and write. Did you read it? Also, #funfridayphoto day by @Liberty In Swedish the book is called Precious, which I think is appropriate with my little cutie ❤️