Monday, January 25, 2010

A Book and A Giveaway


As I said I would be doing in my 7 Resolutions, I am reading a book a week. This past week I read the book Precious, based on the Novel Push by Sapphire. I'm sure most of you have heard about the movie based on the novel. The book club that I belong to is reading this book and now that I read it, I am going to give it away.

The book was very eye opening, raw. You really don't want to believe that children have to live like this, that this is reality for many children\teens. Incest, rape, abuse, lack of education, lack of everything! I know this stuff happens, but you don't want to believe it. I work at a Middle School, and I look around and wonder what happens to some of these kids when they go home. My heart breaks. It's not an easy read by any means, but it will make you think and feel.


If you would like this book just leave me a comment.
I'll post a winner on Feb. 1.

45 comments :

...sensible of shoe said...

Me! Me! Me!

Kristina P. said...

I am very interested in this book and movie.

SogniSorrisi said...

Yay! I love books and I've also resolved to read at least a book a week this year.

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in to say hello!!!

Michelle Ioapo A'etonu said...

I've been waiting on watching this movie because I want to read the book first ! Of course, I haven't made my way to Barnes and Noble to buy it yet, so this is perfect!

Erin said...

I would love to win! You are very giving :)

HoneyB said...

I read A Boy Named Dave and some of the books after that and it was so so sad. So sad that people can be so abusive and not feel they are doing wrong.

Ellen said...

Poor Megan. She thinks she is going to win, but she's wrong.

Susan said...

It's sad that children really live lives like that. Would love to read the book.

DEBIJOT said...

Would love to read this book. Thanks

amanda18228 said...

I would love to win this book!
amandarwest at gmaildotcom

Celestia said...

I want to read this and then see the movie! A free copy would be awesome.

celestia dot price at gmail dot com

Ronmic said...

A copy would be very nice.

Shannon said...

I haven't seen the movie, but the book is generally always better for me. I'd love a copy!

waterchic83@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

I teach in a high school, so I totally know what you mean. I know that some of the kids live horrific lives. I want to read this book!
ms.johnsonmahs at gmail dot com

Lauren said...

I'd love the book. I work with kids who've undergone trauma every day and it's always hard to hear about the horrible things they've gone through.
lauren.m.gibson(at)gmail(dot)com

Jullee and Fam said...

I've been so curious about this book!! I hope I win.

jullpete(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rachel said...

I'm interested, but... it's a book based on a novel????

rmaslow a@t yahoo d.ot com

Erica said...

Push was a great book, I'd be interested in reading this one.

june_spirit2628 said...

Yes, please enter me! I have yet to see the movie and read the book, but I want to badly! I'd love to win. Thank you for the chance!
Marci
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Melissa said...

I'm a total bookworm. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

This is a book I've heard so much about. I want to read it. Please enter me!
beth e
bethnaf at hotmail dot com

Sarah Lynne said...

I would love to read this. Thank you for the chance!!

nfmgirl said...

I've heard so many great things about this one! This would be a great option to fulfill my "Book and a Movie" reading challenge. Please count me in. Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Allison said...

I have been wanting to read this!
My husband works at juvenile court and abuse/neglect cases are widespread. It is horrifying to hear about what happens to these children on a daily basis. This is what many of them consider normal and the cycle of abuse will continue. Very sad.
ahartup at yahoo dot com

cc1181 said...

Thanks fore the great offer!!!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

We should all wear more dresses.

Kristine said...

I'd love to read it... my book club is currently reading books that have been adapted into movies (and then watching the movie during our meeting). This will definitely be on the list!

skystine at yahoo dot com

Carol said...

The movies rarely live up to the books.

Heidi said...

I would really like to read this book. Sounds very eye-opening!

writeme at heidimail dot com

Nelsby said...

Thanks so much for hosting this fabulous giveaway - I would be SO thrilled to win! In fact, I have wanted to read this book ever since I had first heard about it...which was before the movie was released.
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Karen said...

I've been dying to read this, thanks for the giveaway!

starlitefury@hotmail.com

Michelle said...

I have been wanting to read this for so long!! Would LOVE it!!

mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

elaine r said...

I so badly want to read this book! I like reading the book first then watching the movie -you get so many more details from the book.

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

clw said...

I've had my eye on this book for quite some time! What a great giveaway!

cassandrawebb82 at yahoo dot com

Megan: said...

I'm trying to read more, too as a new year's resolution! Thanks for the opportunity!

Sarah Mac said...

This book is one my "to be read" list!

Rachel said...

Okay, guess I'll jump on the band wagon even! Miss you!

Sadako said...

I'm interested, too. I actually already read the book, but I really loved both the book and the film, and I don't own the book--got it from the library before--so I'm entering (hope that's OK!).

Thanks for posting this awesome contest! you have great book-taste!

Dibblyfresh1@gmail.com

myfoxypup said...

My daughter saw the movie, and said I have to read the book - she knows I usually like the book better than the film.

D├ęborah said...

I'm entering ^^
vanprah@hotmail.com

momtoem said...

I'd love to be the lucky winner of this book! Thanks for this great giveaway.

lejn05@yahoo.com

avalonne83 said...

Please count me in. Thanks.

avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

Katie said...

I would love to win, I've been wanting to read this. Thank you for the opportunity!

Ann On and On... said...

I really want to read this book. I'm going to start crossing my fingers right now. (I have US address, but I'm in Canada and everything is in French. Getting books costs 25 percent higher in price..and few few English movies.)

Great giveaway! ;P

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