I finally read the novel “Push” by Sapphire. Never before have I been so moved and so touched. I’m hoping that the movie will live up to my expectations. While I was reading this book, I could visualize its context. I cried with Precious and I laughed with Precious. I felt her pain and her sorrow. I felt her ambition to be someone other than who her mom claimed all that she would be–A Stupid Cunt Bucket. There were times where I wanted to reach in and defend her. Then shortly afterwards, I would come to the realization that such was not possible.
I don’t want to go into TOO much detail and spoil it for those who would like to read the book. You won’t be disappointed. Contrary to popular belief, the book is actually easy to read and to understand if those are your intentions. I read the book within a couple of hours and I’m interested in reading more works by Sapphire. She’s such a talented being.