This is the story of Precious Jones, a sixteen year old illiterate black girl who has never been out of Harlem.
She is pregnant by her own father for the second time, and kicked out of school when that pregnancy becomes obvious.
Placed in an alternative teaching programme, she learns to read and write.
This is Precious's diary, in which she honestly records her relationships and her life.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/01/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099548720
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Review by dferb
A powerful book about the strength of human character. This is a difficult story to read, filled with profanity, sex, sadness, and futility. But Precious is a determined young woman who forces people to see her for who she is and who she can become. In the end, a survivor's tale with great hope. I don't know if "enjoyed" is the correct word, but I would definitely recommend this book anyone who works with teenagers. It will open your eyes to a world most of us are unfamiliar with (Thank God!) and cause one to look beyond the outward attitude of some teens and into their hearts.