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 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.
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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 >
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 >