Book Club - The Kid

Deborah Harkness
Alex George
Ann Napolitano
William Deresiewicz
Jessica Spotswood
Geraldine Brooks
Brené Brown
Stephanie McAfee
Sophie Morgan
Tana French
Terry McMillan
Jen Lancaster
Geneen Roth
Julie Klam
Amy Kalafa
Ally Condie
Julia Cameron
Kate Marshall & David Marshall
Sylvia Day
Edited by Stacy Morrison, Julie Ross Godar & Rita Arens
Amor Towles
Jeremy Page
Dominique Browning
Karen White
Stephen Dau
Laura Moriarty
Laura Dave
Sapphire
Kim Edwards
Jeffrey Zaslow
Claire Bidwell Smith
Seré Prince Halverson
Eleanor Brown
Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
Lisa Gardner
Linwood Barclay
Liane Moriarty
Gayle Forman
William D. Lassek, M.D. & Steven J.C. Gaulin, Ph.D.
Vanessa Williams & Helen Williams

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The Kid

The Kid: I Wanted More Than Shock Value

After reading the novel, The Kid by Sapphire I needed some serious R&R! To say it was an effort would be a huge understatement. I expected to be challenged by the author, Sapphire, but hadn't expected to be skipping pages in frustration. When I was offered the opportunity to review the newest book written by Sapphire, I jumped at the opportunity.  Read more >

The Journey of The Kid

If the author's intent was to take the reader on a long, tiring journey, Sapphire can consider herself a success. I was exhausted after reading The Kid.  Read more >

One Kid, Many Reactions

The Kid, by Sapphire begins with readers meeting nine-year-old Abdul Jones on the eve of his mother's funeral. It is the follow-up story to Sapphire's first novel Push, which was popularized in the film Precious.  Read more >

The Kid Made Me Angry

By the time I had finished reading the first thirty pages of “the Kid” I was angry and needed a shower.  Read more >

Sapphire Goes for Shock and Awe in The Kid

When I first read Sapphire’s Push the summer of 2000, I was a 20 yr old mother of two daughters. I’d married at the age of 19 and wasted no time populating the earth. I was also in what I would later realize to be full throttle post-partum depression. Watching the news became a full-fledged hobby of mine that brought no joy. Danger lurked in every corner. Every man was a potential perpetrator.  Andrea Yates had recently murdered all of her children. The world was a scary, dark place and the only certainly in life was that something bad would happen, eventually.  Read more >

The Kid is Dark and It's Worth It

This book deceived me. I looked at it a week ago and thought “It’s light, short -- a mere 375 pages -- I’ll be able to get through it quickly.” I did not anticipate the weight, the substance, the depth that would fill the pages.  Read more >

The Shocking Story of The Kid

You need to take a moment to ask yourself if you are ready take it on. It isn’t for the faint of heart. Or even those with a heavy heart. The Kid is the sequel to Sapphire's Push that picks up at Precious’ funeral. Remember the movie that got so much acclaim? The star of the novel is Abdul, the son of Precious, and it starts with the 9-year-old being so confused as to why people are saying his mother is dead when he can see his mother’s body and hear his mother’s voice in his head.  Read more >

Sapphire's The Kid Is Not For The Faint Of Heart [SPOILERS]

Sapphire's novel, The Kid, (a follow up to Push) highlights the devastating effects of chronic sexual abuse and the loss of one's identity in the foster care system as seen through the eyes of a young boy/orphan turned aspiring dancer named Abdul.  Read more >

The Kid: Uncomfortable Enough You'll Want To Look Away

A raw sequel to the critically acclaimed book, Push, the story of Precious' son, Jamar "Abdul" Jones is one that will truly rip out a little piece of your heart and leave you wondering at the very end ... what's next?   Read more >

Sapphire's The Kid Takes Us Inside the Mind of Abuse

Famed British editor Diana Athill wrote that fewer and fewer people seem willing to stick with a book when they meet resistance -- emotionally difficult material, certainly, but especially intellectually difficult writing. Sapphire's The Kid, the follow-up novel to her acclaimed Push, puts up all kinds of blockades that would prompt a lot of people to quit and not look back. It’s a tough book to swallow all round.  Read more >