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Precious (Push Movie Tie-In Edition) (Random House Movie Tie-In Books)

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ISBN13: 9780307474841
ISBN10: 0307474844
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Sapphire pulls no punches with her story of Precious Jones, an illiterate, inner-city 16-year-old who is yet again pregnant with her father's child. Through her eyes, life is indeed precious — even riven as hers is. Raw, angry, bleak, and disturbing, this story is, surprisingly, too beautiful to dismiss. Push through the unbearable, and you will find grace.
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Precious Jones, an illiterate sixteen-year-old, has up until now been 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, pregnant with a second child by her father, meets a determined and radical teacher, we follow her on a journey of education and enlightenment as she learns not only how to write about her life, but how to make it truly her own for the first time.

About the Author

Sapphire was born in 1950 and spent her first twelve years on army bases in California and Texas. As a teenager she lived in South Philadelphia and Los Angeles. She graduated from City College in New York and recieved an MFA from Brooklyn College. From 1983 to 1993 she lived in Harlem, where she taught reading and writing to teenagers and adults. Sapphire is a performance poet and the author of a collection of poetry and prose, American Dreams. She lives in New York City.

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raquel27brooks, January 12, 2010 (view all comments by raquel27brooks)
This was a very good book. It deals with real-life and that's what I liked about it. It is a sad story to be told, but people need to wake up and realize what is going on around them.
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jsmonkeys, January 10, 2010 (view all comments by jsmonkeys)
I read this book when it first came out (pre-movie) and loooooooved it! I sat down and literally didn't get up until I'd read it straight through. I got so incredibly emotionally wrapped up in the beautiful main character of the book, and rooted for her the entire way. I just had to find out how her story ended.

Thankfully, it concluded with some resolution to her plight, and she was a stronger, even more beautiful person who was headed in a positive direction. The first person writing is phenomenal and really makes you feel like you're experiencing everything as it unfolds. A real treasure of a book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307474841
Author:
Sapphire
Publisher:
Anchor
Author:
Various
Subject:
General
Subject:
Media Tie-In - General
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Teenage mothers
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Film and Television-Novelization
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Publication Date:
20100223
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.96x5.30x.59 in. .49 lbs.

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Sapphire pulls no punches with her story of Precious Jones, an illiterate, inner-city 16-year-old who is yet again pregnant with her father's child. Through her eyes, life is indeed precious — even riven as hers is. Raw, angry, bleak, and disturbing, this story is, surprisingly, too beautiful to dismiss. Push through the unbearable, and you will find grace.

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