I really enjoyed this. The novel is written from the points of view of Precious, a girl who goes through extreme sexual abuse throughout her life and decides to start a new life for herself and signs herself up for an alternative school after she is thrown out of her high school for being pregnant. Illiterate, Precious learns skills at the school and meets other students who have been abused and learns how to begin her new, and happy lifestyle. This book was very good and you can see her writing skills slowly improve throughout the novel. She starts off by spelling ask "ax" and mother "muver" but you watch her grow through her journal entries. Although this book is great, it was very graphic when it came to her sexual abuse so I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone under 14/15(depending on maturity). Overall, I loved it.