REVIEW: Precious

Title: Precious
Author: Sapphire
Finished: September 1, 2010
Pages: 184
Published: 1996
Format: Audiobook

Based on the novel Push and adapted to film, Precious tells the story of a young girl who finds herself burdened by a second pregnancy by her own father, and kicked out of school. With no money, no education, no escape from her abusive mother, Clarice “Precious” Jones finds herself without hope.

This was such an emotional book, very brutal and verbally shocking. I kept an open mind, and having seen the movie, I was more prepared for what was in store but this tragic but hopeful story could be motivating for anyone wanting a change, or proof that someone always has it worse.

It’s hard to prepare for this story and maybe listening is a little bit more shocking than actually reading it for yourself. Be prepared for heavy language, sexual situations, abuse, and expect pretty much anything bad to happen. Despite all that, the story was amazing and truly heart rendering and leaves you more positive than when you began.

*challenges: 1010 category challenge, new author challenge, support your local library challenge, 100+ challenge, 30 books to movies challenge, september 12×12

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