Kathryn Stockett The Help

Kathryn Stockett The Help

              Rated #7 in Books
Reviews Ratings
124 Reviews 4.8/5 stars
97% Recommended
Add a Review
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

I can't say enough about this book. I laughed and cried and just thought it was one of the best books I ever read. It really reminded me about what the old South and in some parts still is like. I are felt like I knew the people. I recommeded it to all of my friends. They loved it just as much as I did. The movie wasn't bad. I thought that the book just had something more.

I loved this book! I finished it within a couple of days and read it any chance I got. The movie is also wonderful if you haven't seen it yet!

I loved this book. It has wonderful insight into a time when people didn't like to talk about what was going on in the world. A friend of my mom's (who suggested the book to me) told me about when she was growing up they had a black woman maid/nanny and she didn't think anything of it. This book made her think about how her "help" must have been feeling. It a really great book.

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

I read this book in 1 day! I say repeatedly that this is one of the best books I have read in the last 10 years. I cried and laughed and felt ashamed and felt proud of the characters in this book. It was an amazing experience from start to finish!

This was such a great book! I did not read it when it first came out, or even when the movie came out. But after hearing and reading all of the reviews, I decided to give it a try. I could not put it down and had the book finished in about 2 days. I would recommend it to anyone who would like a great read!

This book is unbelievable. The way the story is written makes for easy reading. You can not stop turning the pages. Each page comes alive. I would recommend this highly!!!

A friend gave me a brief run down on this book. Actually it sounded boring, oh but was I wrong. Could not put it down. I love how the characters become almost human. I found myself thinking about them during the day. Loved the book

Wonderful book. I have not read many books since I completed nursing school. I would begin one and just couldn't get into it. But this book I could not put down. I didn't see the movie first, and still have not seen it, but I dont' feel I am missing anything because the book was so detailed and interesting. I think I will read it again soon. For this book I'd prefer to give 6 stars!

By far this is one of the best books I have ever read! The author captures the environment and mood accurately. I felt like I traveled back in time. I read and interview with her recently and she talked about how the book had been rejected by numerous publishers. I bet those publishers are kicking themselves now :) This book is amazing and everyone I have recommended it too agrees. Additionally, I hardly ever say this but the movie is just as amazing.

I am from the South. I remember this time period. My great grandparents adopted a black girl and raised her with their children. She was the help for a family. As Oprah talks about her family, she had her some good white people. The odd thing about it was she was for segregation. I suspect it was her age. This has led to my sister and I reading the book and seeing the movie and discussing it in detail. We overheard people in a restraunt taking about it. They felt it had all been overstated. It had not. It is a wonderful book and very true to the time. I am hoping for a sequel. I came to love these characters and I am not ready to give them up.

This was the first audible book I tried on my Kindle. Amazing! The different voices for the three main characters added so much to the story. The characters are so intense I still think about them now that I have finished the book. I laughed and cried. The writing is superb. One of the best I have read this year.

I loved loved loved this book. It was given to me as a gift by my Aunt who is a teacher. I loved the story it lead about all of the different characters. It really made me open my eyes to the mistreatment of African American Women even in the 60's. However, I loved how the Author added the great bond some of the white and colored women made. With 3 small boys in the house, it took me about 2 weeks to finish. When I could read it I didn't want to put it down. I saw the movie and definitely recommend the book. I felt the movie left out key information about the movie.

This was a fantastic book!! I had to read it quickly and quietly though.... I am in a mixed relationship and regardless of the situation my in-laws do NOT approve of white folk trying to understand or relate to black folk.

wonderful story!! I read it in 3 days, I couldn't put it down. You felt like you were living in Mississippi in the "60's. I want to see the movie, however I am worried they will ruin it like most movies taken from books.