Friday, February 05, 2010
Review: Push - by Sapphire
This book is a very quick read. The book is the original the movie "Precious" is based on.
Unlike the movie, there is no lighter skinned african americans that behave, dress and look more like the white-middle class that save our heroine. No, rather it is the dark dreads wearing aggressive lesbian that saves the day. In that respect and others, the book is much more raw and direct and also much more aggressive... towards society that is divided by race. The rawness of the book is what really got to me, although I must say the story is abit overwhelming - although throughout the book the author does not allow you to look at Precious jones in any patronizing sympathetic way. She is a fighter, and she does not want you to be sad for her, she wants you to be mad for her.
I give it a 4-4.5 star.(out of five)
Posted by insatiable hee at Friday, February 05, 2010