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: A Kind of Flawed Masterpiece

I finished reading The Kid by Sapphire a few days ago.  I've thought a lot about it, and I've decided that it's kind of a masterpiece.  Read more >

The Kid and the Floating Feather in Forrest Gump

“It’s warm under the covers, smell good like Rita and like clean sheets. I curl up tighter, squeeze my eyes shut, and go back to sleep.” That’s my favorite sentence from The Kid by Sapphire. That sentence made me feel like it was Saturday morning, and I was under those sheets, relishing in the cocoon of safety. This is actually the first sentence in The Kid, and to me, one of the few sentences of true reality.  Read more >

The Kid Disappoints

I would like to think that I am a pretty good judge of books. I read many books and usually find a way to enjoy them all in one way or another. The Kid, by  Read more >

The Kid: Art and Abuse

Is it possible to absolve repulsive terror when you see the pain and suffering from which it emerges? Saphhire's The Kid, a sequel to the powerful Push, addresses this very issue.  Read more >

I Had Not Expected The Kid to Be So Difficult to Get Through

I had not expected The Kid to be so difficult to get through. I was drawn to this book because I appreciate Sapphire's drawing attention to a world so many people refuse to think about -- a world of extreme poverty, children no one wants, trapped in a nightmarish foster care system.  Read more >

The Terrifying Reality of Abuse and Neglect in Sapphire's The Kid

Grueling. Shocking. Heart-wrenching. Intense and unrelenting. This is Saphhire's The Kid. This follow-up book to Push, which many of us know as the movie Precious, follows the life of a young Abdul Jones, after his mother, Precious, has died of AIDS.  Read more >

Bearing Witness: The Kid by Sapphire

This is a book you are going to want to put down. It is going to be hard to read. It is going to be disturbing. It is going to break your heart. And it is necessary. The Kid by Sapphire is a brilliant, superbly written, gut-wrenching testament to those American lives that are often relegated to the shadows.  Read more >

The Kid Lacks Empathy

“Why does looking at the blue of the sky seem like it is murdering your heart?” -- Sapphire, The Kid  Read more >

The Kid: A Hard Book To Recommend

I have never struggled so hard to finish a book as I did with The Kid by Sapphire. In fact, it took me a full 3 weeks to read the 370 pages because I could only handle it in small, small doses, like a medicine you know is good for you but tastes awful. This story is not for those with a weak stomach or a weak heart.  Read more >

Inside The Kid's Head

While The Kid by Sapphire is a good book, it is not an easy read. I want to put that out there. It’s eye-opening. The characters are well-developed. It’s thought-provoking, but it’s not easy.  Read more >