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The Book

"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.  

yoyy yoyy 26-30, F 9 Responses Nov 5, 2009

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Yikes

is that a book version of the movie precious?

Yes it is

oh cool thanks. i like that movie, but its a bit sad. i like funny movies.

I wont see that movie unless I'm really well hydrated and not wearing mascara.

glad I found this, I want to read it too =)

God Loves You

I WILL DO BOTH,,,,

I read it and it ranks right there up with Angelou's "I know why the caged bird sings" for me.



I too understand / identify with pieces of this book and story. I am really excited to see the film even though I think it will be really quite tough for me to watch. I am a bit foolish at times, but when I first saw the preview, it brought the book back to me and I am a bit embarrassed to say it made be get choked up / tear up and that was just the preview.



Sometimes books can be that powerful. Sometimes stories really do touch us.



YeaOhYea... thank you for sharing and reminding me of this.

My librarian reccomended it to me when i was in the 10th grade, she said i seemed like i was emotionally fit to handle it...that book was something else, most books i read i forget them buut that one will forver stand out in my mind..it made me cry to read it..im not sure i enjoyed the book is the right word for it but im glad she thought i was mature enough to read it



About the movie just seeing the trailer had my eyes tear all over again. my mom wants to see it but i dont think im strong enough to see it on screen instead of just imagining it..if that makes sense

I havent read it butI will have too.