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
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 Lost Me Around Page 45; Will You Fare Better?

I've never liked books that are written in stream of consciousness. Saphhire's The Kid is no exception. I simply can't stay interested in a story when it's told as if I'm listening to the characters' inner monologue instead of dialogue. Even used sparingly, the lack of punctuation makes me skip over paragraphs until there's something more "organized" for me to read.  Read more >

The Kid: It's Hard for Abdul to Follow, Too

The Kid is hard to follow, but I imagine that it is just as hard to follow for Abdul -- who is navigating his life trying to figure out what’s real and what is not and it’s only fitting that the reader has to do the same.  Read more >

The Kid May Shock You More Than Push and Precious

Sapphire's new book, The Kid, is possibly more disturbing than her bestselling novel Push and the subsequent movie that was made from that novel, Precious. This story focuses on Abdul Jones, the child of Precious, as he attempts to navigate the world without his mother.  Read more >

Sapphire's Kid Tells the Truth

Sapphire's The Kid is a journey worth taking.  Read more >

The Kid: An Uncomfortable, But Important, Sociological Read

Biology or behavior? Genetics or child-rearing? Sociology or psychology? As mothers, as women, as human beings and members of society, we all, at some point, ponder whether it's our DNA or our upbringing that shapes who we really are.  Read more >

The Kid: I Felt a Little Like Dory Trying to Push My Way Through

The Kid by Sapphire takes place when Abdul, the son of Precious (from her previous novel Push) is 9 years old and follows him until he is nineteen. A lot happens in that ten year span.  Read more >

I Will Never Forget the Kid

The Kid gave me a nightmare -- but it should.  Read more >

The Kid: Shocking Rather Than Storytelling

The story in The Kid is important, but does the message get lost in the prose?  Read more >

The Kid Is Meant to Shock You!

What would life be like inside the mind of a boy that is mentally and physically abused? The Kid by Sapphire tries to show us just that.  Read more >

Sapphire's The Kid Is Painful to Read, In a Good Way?

Not all novels are pleasant to read. In fact, some might argue that the greatest art results from suffering.  Read more >