“Push” by Sapphire was very disturbing, but awesome and intriguing all at the same time. It was a real testament of faith of the human spirit and proves that we can succeed over any situation if we are determined. The main character, Precious Jones, is in a difficult situation. She is living under abusive and incestous conditions, and, already slacking in school, she finds herself pregnant for the 2nd time.
Not wanting to expose the other students to pregnancy, a school official suggests an alternative school for Precious. It is here, along with her teacher, that she begins to find herself and discover who she really is…without the daily beatings and without the frequent sex. Moreover, Precious realizes that family does not always consists of those that have your blood, but those that have your best interests at heart.
Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry collaborated and produced “Precious,” a movie rendition of “Push,” and it was okay. However, having first read Sapphire’s words and the story that she told, my imagination mixing together with her words was much, much better.
I give it 5 stars.
P.S. “Push” was obtained from my personal library.