Hello! I have just finished reviewing two books: No Need For Weed, and Toxic Parents. Next on my list: Push! This book has been turned into a major motion picture entitled "Precious", and has won some pretty prestigious awards. (I will also review the movie in a later post).
According to the NY Times, online: "Mo’Nique won for best supporting actress for her portrait of a terrifying mother in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire", and Geoffrey Fletcher won the award for best adapted screenplay for “Precious.” ("Precious" also won at film festivals.)
As for the book itself (Push), it stands well on its own (According to Randomhouse) : "Push won the Book-of-the-Month Club Stephen Crane award for First Fiction, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association's First Novelist Award, and, in Great Britain, the Mind Book of the Year Award. Push was named by the Village Voice and Time Out New York as one of the top ten books of 1996. Push was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work of Fiction."
I am very excited to finish reading it, I have heard some wonderful things about it, and I am eager to compare the book to the movie.