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Publisher's Summary

Fifteen years after the publication of Push, one year after the Academy Award-winning film adaptation, Sapphire gives voice to Precious's son, Abdul.
In The Kid, best-selling author Sapphire tells the electrifying story of Abdul Jones, the son of Push's unforgettable heroine, Precious. A story of body and spirit, rooted in the hungers of flesh and of the soul, The Kid brings us deep into the interior life of Abdul Jones. We meet him at age nine, on the day of his mother's funeral. Left alone to navigate a world in which love and hate sometimes hideously masquerade, forced to confront unspeakable violence, his history, and the dark corners of his own heart, Abdul claws his way toward adulthood and toward an identity he can stand behind.
In a generational story that moves with the speed of thought from a Mississippi dirt farm to Harlem in its heyday; from a troubled Catholic orphanage to downtown artist's lofts, The Kid tells of a 21st-century young man's fight to find a way toward the future. A testament to the ferocity of the human spirit and the deep nourishing power of love and of art, The Kid chronicles a young man about to take flight. In the intimate, terrifying, and deeply alive story of Abdul's journey, we are witness to an artist's birth by fire.
©2011 Sapphire (P)2011 Penguin
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By Sonja on 07-30-11

The worst book ever!!!

This is an audio credit wasted. I am extremely disappointed. I can typically listen to a book in it's entirety even if it isn't the absolute best. I got to chapter 20 hoping it would improve. Not only is the book a difficult listen/read...the author should have allowed a pro to narrate...she was horrible. Please don't waste your credit.

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By Nicole on 10-22-13

WORST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What would have made The Kid better?

A well written story with a clear plot

What was most disappointing about Sapphire’s story?

Not knowing if the events were really happening.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

No she did the best with she was given<br/>

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

NONE A TOTAL WASTE OF A CREDIT

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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