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: Reality and Then Some

So, The Kid. Whew, where do I start? The Kid, written by Sapphire, is a follow-up to Push, the novel that became the movie Precious. I have neither read Push nor seen Precious so I didn’t have any idea what to expect.  Read more >

A Hard Core Read: The Kid by Sapphire

The Kid is the follow up novel to Push, written by Sapphire. The Kid picks up the story of Claireece Precious Jones. A girl who had suffered sexual abuse at the hands of her father and ended up giving birth to two of his children, Precious had her second child at the age of 16, that child being Abdul Jamal Louis Jones, who is now the main character of Sapphire’s second novel.  Read more >

I've Never Read A Book Like The Kid Before

I closed the novel, The Kid, by Sapphire, and let out a deep sigh.  “Finished?” my husband asked.  I nodded yes.  “So, how was it?”I honestly and simply replied, “I have never read a book like it before.”If I had to describe The Kid in one word, that word would be haunting…..  Read more >

The Kid: A Disturbing Tale with Dancing Dreams

I can’t say I wasn’t warned. Before choosing to read The Kid by Sapphire, I was given the following disclaimer: “The Kid deals with mature and explicit subject matter that some readers may find offensive or disturbing…” Little did I know just how disturbing I would find the pages of this sequel to Push, the novel later adapted into the Academy Award-winning screenplay, Precious.  Read more >

The Kid Delves Inside a Delusional Mind Coping With Abuse

What lies would you tell yourself to survive? Sapphire took on a daunting task with The Kid. As a sequel to Push, she lets readers delve into the traumatized psyche of Precious’ nine-year old son after he was orphaned by her AIDS-related death and left to trade sexual abuse for facimiles of a home.  Read more >

The Kid By Sapphire: Brazen, Loud & Boundary Breaking

The Kid is as outrageous, barrier breaking, and jaw dropping as I expected. I had a lot of expectations going into this book that were both met, and left desired. How could you read a book like Push and not wonder what happened to the baby born to a mother who had so much stacked against her? Naturally, her beloved son bared much of the same burdens.  Read more >

The Kid: Destined to Damage

I hated every minute of reading this book. But I think I was supposed to hate it. The Kid by Sapphire is the follow up novel to her brutal classic, Push. Push told the story of Precious Jones, a young severely abused obese girl who turns her life around despite enormous hurdles.  Read more >