Push: A Novel – Sapphire

Push: A Novel by Sapphire.  Definitely not for the faint-hearted!

Push: A Novel by Sapphire. Definitely not for the faint-hearted!

Wow, this is a harrowing read!  Don’t get me wrong, it’s good, but heavy doesn’t do it justice.  Precious Jones is an undereducated fat 16 year old.  She’s also pregnant with her second child – both kids being the result of rape by her father – the first has Down’s Syndrome  Her mother’s no good either, she regularly abuses Precious also.

Kicked out of school for being pregnant, Precious is persuaded to join the Each One Teach One School for students with troubled backgrounds.  After Precious accidentally lets slip that her mother is taking care of her daughter, resulting in her mothers loss of benefits, Precious is kicked out of home and so moves into a hostel. (what else can the poor girl suffer right?)  Turns out, a lot more… CRIPES, HOW BAD CAN IT GET?

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