"Push" was one of the hardest books I've ever had to read. This young woman went through a lot and thie book is very difficult to read.
This book was actually a required book for one of my classes in college. I went through some of the things she went through. The book brought back a lot of memories and there were times when I was reading it where I had to put it down and gather myself because I would just be reminded of my past. At the same time, though, I really felt for her. My heart just hurt for her. When you read the book you want to reach through the pages and hug her and be her friend and be there for her when nobody else is. You want to root for her, you want to encourage her, you want to let her know that she is not alone.
If you do see "Precious," and I recommend that you DO, please do not think that any of the horrible things that happen to Precious - a mere character in a movie and in a book - don't happen to people in real life.