Kathryn Stockett The Help

Kathryn Stockett The Help

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I read the book first. I liked the fact that the author chose to write about this sensitive topic and has told it from the viewpoint of the maids. It served as a picture of their lives and the lives of those they worked for. Reality!! It had some funny moments some tragic and emotional moments. It was interesting and I liked it but didn't love it as most people I spoke with seemed to do. I recently saw the movie. The ladies playing the main characters really brought the book to life and made it into a pretty good movie.

The book was ok. It was an easy read but little things bothered me while reading it. I found it very annoying that the author was constantly reminding us that it was the 60's by saying things like "There is some skirmish going on in Vietnam, I don't think it will last" and "Some singer named Bob Dylan is on the radio"...just annoying. Also didn't like the fact that the author is a white woman and she is writing in the voice of a black woman

It was a great book. I loved every page except the ending. I thought I was missing pages when I got to the end. It ended without any closure and that left me with a bad taste in my mouth. Other than that it was a great book. I would recommend it to a friend but I would have to let them know that the ending is lacking closure.

Ok book, it wasn't a favorite but an ok book.

This was quite a good novel. The characters developed into rich full people you really cared about that made it hard to put down. I did take issue with the realism some, as the actions of some characters were not befitting the time period.

A bit of a departure for me, since I don't read a lot of historical fiction, but "The Help" reeled me in from the start. Kathryn Stockett's ability to take the reader back to 1960's Jackson, Mississippi is impressive, as is her skill at writing in dialect. The book does a wonderful job offering a fresh perspective on the civil rights movement.

A wonderful book. I loved the characters and became deeply involved in their stories almost immediately. There is a reason why this book has been on the best sellers list FOREVER.....it is a great book that appeals to almost anyone who reads it.

I really enjoyed this book. Great story told by many view points.

Good, easy read!! I am not a fast reader but I had it done in a week! Overall extremely enjoyable!

As an avid reader I am always looking for new material. Read this book last year on vacation and must say it was a fun read that also made you think. Book was hard to put down as you grew very attached to the characters and wanted them all to "live happily ever after" or not based on their character traits. I have not seen the movie as usually movies do not grasp the depths or slight nuances that the written material has. Only criticism I had was the rather rapid way everything ended. That part was a disappointment, Guess you will have to read the book yourself to judge the last statement!

I love, love, loved this book. I couldn't put it down. I could hear the characters voices in my head. I am afraid to see the movie becuase I dont want it to ruin my movie in my head:)

This book is moving. It will make you laugh and cry. I highly recommend it to adult readers. The only reason I felt it deserved four stars instead of five was the underdeveloped ending. I felt as if Stockett left us hanging & wanting more at the end.

Really enjoyed this book! It's definitely better than the movie, which left out a lot of detail. Easy read that leaves you wondering.

Read this in a weekend (lack of sleep) as I could not put it down. Excellent read and makes you wonder which person you would have been

I loved this book, the author and was thrilled about it becoming a movie. I would definitely recommend it.