The writer begins the review by stating that "Push the novel is pure poetry crafted by Sapphire about a girl who never gets the guy," This is to mean that this is not your ordinary story about a girl in school. This is about a girl who is living proof that bad things happen to good people.
The writer makes reference to Precious' daydreams, in which "she is milky white, cute and has long hair" this shows that in her mind, Precious is sure that life would be a hell of a lot easier if she was pretty and white, this is likely to be true, in urban America in the 1980's, although segregation had been abolished and everyone was supposedly equal, it was just like the pig says in Animal Farm, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
By the end of the novel Precious has found some solid ground, as the writer states, "She is slowly learning to grow with the help of Ms. Rains and the other students" I think although this novel is about some extremely dark subject matter the end seems somewhat forward looking, although nothing is properly resolved, it suggests that things could be.