Kathryn Stockett The Help

Kathryn Stockett The Help

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This book kept me reading and at the end I still wanted to know what happens next. The most compelling for me was that it was written about a time and events I had followed in the news and were a large part of conversations and life, even in Minnesota. I learned after I read this book that it was the authors first and am now very impressed with her determination to tell the story.

Wonderful book! I enjoyed it tremendously!

absolutely awesome book. Had to see the movie and it was terrific as well. This is now on my top books of all times.

I read this quickly and really enjoyed it! I always like a happy ending and would have liked it all wrapped up in a pretty bow....but life is not always like that. I read "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" first and both of these books showed us the way things were years ago.

I really loved this book. It was easy to read. The story was very good.I really want to see the movie now!!!!

This book was both entertaining and eye-opening. As a younger person, I wasn't alive during this era, but the book really brought that time to life.

This was such a good book! I saw the movie first and then went and got the book from the library. I was impressed with how well they matched up. It was a quick read which is what I need since I have three little ones I don't get much time to read.

Wonderful book, well-written. Movie was true to the book in almost all respects. I highly recommend both!

Loved every aspect of the book! Stockett really put history into perspective for me. I now understand how difficult things were back then. I would recommend this book to any and all of my friends. I haven't seen the movie yet so i cannot compare it properly.

I loved this book! It ranks as one of my top 5 all time favorites! As a Southern Belle, it rang true to home. Stockett does a wonderful job on character development leaving the reader with an understanding of the overarching story from multiple perspectives. After reading the book, I highly recommend seeing the movie, which is equally as good. A must read.

LOVED this book!! I couldn't put it down. I haven't seen the movie, and quite frankly, I'm a little afraid to watch it. I loved the book so much, I'm afraid I'll be disappointed in the movie. I loved that the author wrote the dialogue so grammatically correct. I felt like I was sitting right there in the room with those characters. I've bought several copies to give as gifts, because I want all my friends to read it.

I really liked this book. It really held my attention. I recommend the mp3 version, you get to listen to the accents of the many different characters, makes you feel as though you are right there with them. The only thing I did not like was the way the book ended. I would have liked to have read an epilogue of how the characters continued to move on. I would have like to know that Minnie was finally able to free herself from the clutches of her husband and that AB, and Maymobly (sp?) was able to see eachother again. I don't think it matters what color the author is. The story is a good story and it needed to be told.

I loved this book. It took a little getting use to, to read in the beginning because the author wrote grammatically and so I had to read slower than normal until I got use to it. I loved the story that was told, I like how I was drawn in to each characters individual story. It definitely reminds us of our country's' past. Things that are forgotten are more easily repeated. I also enjoyed the movie. They kept for the most part to the book with a few changes that I noticed only because I had read the book. Both were definitely worth my time and I would totally recommend to a friend.

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

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.