When I randomly grabbed this book off my bookshelf and decided to read it I knew a little of what to expect since I watched the movie when it came out. I’ve had the book for a while, I just hadn’t read it until now.
To be honest, I'm having a hard time reviewing this book. I liked a few aspects of it but hated so many others. It's a pretty short read, but since it’s narrated by Precious it uses her manner of speaking. She’s illiterate so it’s difficult to get used to, especially in the beginning. Later on in the story she learned about reading and writing so the narration becomes more understandable.
Its content is sometimes hard to stomach. Mostly because of all the abuse Precious endures. The thing I hated most about this book was the author’s choice to make it so Precious talked about how she actually liked the feeling of being raped by her father. That just somehow made it so much worse.
I don’t think I’ll ever read this book again. Once is more than enough.