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Saturday, April 24, 2010


By Sapphire
Reviewed by Reina, BCCHS student

If you like A Child Called It, then Push is another breathtaking book that will make you cry. It is about a 16-year-old-girl who's been through a lot, including being pregnant very young. But it is even more shocking when you find out who the dad is!

This book will relate to many teenagers who've been through the same problems, especially being pregnant really young. It'll relate to others who have had parents who abuse them or still do. It'll share a powerful connection in your heart--to see such a young girl face such harsh abuse. Though she shows how far she can push herself to be someone in life, you'll have to see if she has the strength to truly overpower all these issues.

I can relate to this teenager's life with part of the abuse she faces. With such strong violence and faith this will capture your soul as it captured mine.  It teaches you what real life is and what many people face everyday that we wouldn't even think of. But it shows how you can push yourself to do excellent in life. This girl proves the point that not many believe in:  No matter the the struggle, you can make it through. You just have to be willing to!

So if you want a reality check and you or someone you know has gone through hardship, this is the book for you. The writing structure may be a little hard to understand, even though it's the way she speaks. It's her story and that's what makes it a great book.

****4 stars out of 5

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