Kathryn Stockett The Help

Kathryn Stockett The Help

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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:)

I loved this book I couldn't put it down, but I was so glad I read the book first then saw the movie. The movie just didn't do the book justice.

This was a great read. It holds your attention and while a serious subject, has lots of laughs. So glad a publisher finally picked it up after Stockett was turned down so many times. The movie was very good too.

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!

Loved, loved , loved the movie! I normally cant read a book if I already saw the movie it's annoying because I already know whats gonna happen. I felt this movie was refreshing and a welcome change to the normal drama and suspense. I loved the characters and whole make up of the scenes. I saw a lot of shows afterwards talking about how it was controversial and depicted the times back then wrongly or how the author was out of line writing the store being that she was white. LOL I was upset because I thought who are you to take that away from her she wrote about her childhood. That is what she experienced! Also why does everything have to have some secret underlying meaning geez it was a wonderful story and for me the movie just helped bring those characters to life. Than you Kathryn Stockett for bring this to light.

I am not a huge fiction reader but this book definitely held my attention. It is not a very exciting book with great climax but is continuously very entertaining. I could hardly put it down. It was a very interesting read that includes the perspective of several people including the "help", the maids, and a woman that sympathized with them. I am looking forward to seeing the movie but doubt it will be as good as the movie. I would highly recommend this book.

Not only did I fall in love with this book, and the characters, but I shared that love with some of my friends who love to read. I always find that a book is better than the movie version of a story but this one was much, much better. I went to see the movie and found that so many of the important details were left out that I was totally disappointed. My book is still floating around out there with some friends who were interested in reading it after seeing the movie. I think I may just read it again when it returns.

I love this book! I was raised in the South in the 60's in a very simular situation. I could relate to both sides.

Love, Love, Loved this book. Nothing like finding a good book that takes less than a week to read and you are upset when it ends. I felt so connected to the characters. I still have not seen the movie and heard the book is so much better. I truly enjoyed this one!

Loved the book! So glad I read it before I saw the movie, that way I knew the story and could really enjoy the great comedy that it was.

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

I really enjoyed this book. I read it in pretty much one day - could not put it down! I liked that it was told from several characters view point as it provided a more complete view of what was happening. It's an easy, engaging read from start to finish (much better than the movie, in my opinion). I would recommend this to anyone!

A great book that reminds you that it wasn't such a long time ago when things were very different. It's a very quick read and it has a great lesson or two. I read this with my book club and I have recommended it since. Everyone who has read it on my referral has loved it. A contemporary classic!

I was given this book as a present last year and had not heard of it prior to that. Wow, what a great book! So emotional that you feel for each of the characters. I haven't seen the movie yet, but I've heard it is just as good! Great great great book.

It took me a couple chapters to get the dialect, but I really enjoyed the humor and reality in this book.