November 28, 2009

Have you read.....

Have you read Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire?

When the trailers for this movie first came out - I was already to see it.

Now? 

I've mixed feelings. 

Why?  I read the book.

OH. MY. HELL!!!!!!!

I have read some stuff in my time (I am voracious reader) - but THIS?

I cried the whole way through.  I have never cried or had my heart broken on EVERY SINGLE page of a book before.

It's not a very long book but it is powerful. 

From what I can gather; it's not based on a true story.

BUT to know that this stuff happens EVERY SINGLE DAY is horrifying!

Man-Child (who is also a voracious reader) picked up the book; despite me telling him that he should NOT read it (it's extremely graphic); has read the majority of it under the cover of darkness.

We discussed it today (after I asked him where it was in hopes of hiding it from him).  He informed me that I should be begging him to read it - to make him appreciate even more what he has.  To appreciate that he has the parents that he does.

I don't think I can watch the movie now.  Even if the scenes aren't as graphic - because they would be re-playing in my mind.

Although this book is extremely disturbing...I would rate it as a must read.  If for nothing else, than to remind yourself of the advantages you have had - and to realize that there are those out there who would rather face death than face another day alive.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the heads up. I just popped in for the first time. I was thinking of seeing this movie, but it might now be for me. I enjoyed your blog, going to follow along. Come by and visit me sometime.

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  2. Have no idea what you are talking about...but I will say that 'living' is overrated.

    So, how many tissues did you use during the reading?

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  3. Not heard about this.....I will look it up. Not sure I can stomach it though if it's very sad. What do you think?

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  4. Respectfully Yours: Thank for stopping by and joining!

    Blase: I cried all the way through it.

    CM: While this book is sad and powerful - it is extremely disturbing and graphic. I wouldn't recommend it for you. xx

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