The long-awaited follow-up to Sapphire’s Push, the basis of 2009’s Academy Award-winning film and a classic book in its own right, The Kid continues the sad, troubled legacy of the unforgettable Precious Jones, now giving voice to her son.
We meet Abdul Jones when he’s just nine years old, at the funeral of Precious. Now left all on his own to navigate the same flawed system that plagued and tortured his own mother, we follow Abdul through heartache and struggle as he faces a world where nothing ever makes sense, where love and hate come similarly packaged, where he must protect himself against unspeakable violence—and, ultimately, the darkness of his own heart.... But it’s really what Abdul makes of what he has that makes all the difference in his life and destiny. From a Mississippi dirt farm to Harlem in its heyday, from a poorly-run orphanage and into his adulthood, this is an amazing journey of a courageous kid “with no future” to try and make one for himself. Masterfully accomplished and powerfully written, The Kid is filled with drama, pain and family dysfunction, but is also an inspiring testament to the power of the human spirit and the deep, nourishing power of love.
Hardcover Book : 384 pages
Publisher: Penguin Group USA ( July 05, 2011 )
Item #: 13-377735
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.865inches
Product Weight: 16.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Couldn't follow this book, got have way though it before putting down....it had me confuse and constantly going back in book.
I just knew when i purchased this book it was going to be a great follow up to Push...We would see how hard Precious worked be matured into her son....But WTH happened!!! More rape, more rape and misery!!! Then i could not follow the book at all!!!
THIS BOOK WAS THE WORST!!! I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WAS GOING ON. IT WAS ALL OVER THE PLACE. JUST WHEN I DID START GETTING INTO IT SHE WENT ALL THE WAY LEFT FEILD WITH THE STORY AGAIN.. SMH DNT NO IF SOMEONE WROTE THIS BOOK AND SLAPPED HER NAME ON IT BUT IT WAS A 2 THUMBS DOWN FOR ME
I'm still reading the book now. It took some real concentration in order to not get confused while reading the book. It's ok in my opinion.
I'm starting to think Sapphire was high as a kite when she wrote this. PUSH was easier to read and understand. This book was all over the place. So glad I didn't buy it! I wasn't sure if the boy was dreaming or if his state of mind was due to the fact that he was a product of incest. The ending just left me hanging and the last 50 pages were just randomly weird for no apparent reason. I have no idea what was going on in her head when she wrote this mess; she was doing way too much with this one.