This novel will shock and amaze its readers with Sapphire’s depiction of the tough realities of the life of 16 year old Precious Jones. Abused by her mother, and pregnant with her second baby by her father, Precious has no one to turn to until she enters the Each One Teach One program for nontraditional students. With the help of her teacher, Ms. Rain, and her peers, Precious attains the education, confidence, and courage she needs to succeed. This novel contains extremely harsh language and situations, so readers beware! I would recommend this novel to any non-squamish reader looking for a quick, engaging, tear-jerking novel.