1. Why is Precious a ninth grader and not the junior in high school that she should be?
In the second grade Precious was not able to read. When Precious was twelve, she had to leave school to have her baby which held her back.
2. Although Precious likes her math teacher, Mr. Wicher, why does she yell at him on the first day of school?
Precious calls her teacher a curse word and yells at him on the first day of school. Mr. Wicher asks Precious to open her book to page 122, but Precious cannot read and does not want to be embarrassed in front of the class.
3. Why does Precious attack Mrs. Lichenstein at school?
Mrs. Lichenstein realizes that Precious is pregnant with her second baby and she is only sixteen. She suspends Precious from school due to the pregnancy and Precious takes it the wrong way.
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