Kathryn Stockett The Help

Kathryn Stockett The Help

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Loved it! A great read...

If you read ONE book this year - this has to be it! Amazing from start to finish. I found myself laughing out loud on the New York City subway, and wiping tears from my eyes too. Such a touching story of civil rights and the deep south in the 60's . Just saw the movie and it was equally as excellent - all though I always prefer the book to the movie no matter what the situation. GREAT gift for avid readers. I eargerly anticipate Ms. Stockett's follow up novel!

This was a fantastic book! I rarely get the time to sit down and read, so the books I choose must be worth my precious time. This one definitely was. I read it in two days over a holiday weekend, and enjoyed it so much that I didn't want it to end. I see that it is now being made into a movie. Normally I don't like to see movies made from books, but I am anxious to see this one when it comes out.

Wonderful book! I can't wait for more books by Ms. Stockett. She brings a face to this terrible time in our history. My Mother had a nanny growing up like these nannies described in this book. Thank goodness my grandmother (my mother's mother) never treated her "Help" like this. Willie Mae was a part of our family and helped my Mother after I was born and my sister was born.

This was absolutely one of the best book I have ever read. It could pass for non-fiction in my mind. I think I knew some of those women. I think it is a must read for the younger generation who never went through the sixties. I would love to see a sequel. I have already recommended it to everyone I know and to some people I do not know online.

I just finished this last night! I fell in love with the characters and the writing style! I love when an author can write so well, that you become part of the story and make you want to just reach out and touch the characters!

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.

Wow, I REALLY loved this book. I fell in love with the characters. It opened my eyes to what life must have been like in the 60's. This book was so educational that I feel it should be on high school required reading lists. I gave it to my daughter and she enjoyed it too. I can't wait to see the movie!!!

I did not want to read this book. Three different clients brought it in for me to read. I passed the books onto other clients. I work in a salon and it's all anyone could talk about. Eventually, I broke down and read it one day when I was home sick. I do mean, one day! Now, I'm a fast reader, but that was crazy fast. I could not put it down. I got sucked in by the fabulous character development but the story, WOW! I did not want it to end. I am looking forward to the movie but I hope they don't change it around and ruin it.

I didn't want this story to end, I could have continued with the characters long after the last page. Stockett does an exceptional job bringing the reader into the lives of women in the early 1960s in Mississippi. Highly, highly recommend this one!

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.

I agree that this book was a good read. it was not only historical and had a social conscious but the characters were fun and relatable. I enjoyed it.

This was one of the best books I've read this year. I read two three books a week and I have already went back and read this again

This is a wonderful book. I am a nanny so the subject was of interest to me. It amazes me how the wealthy work. Of course this is fiction but it is set in a time period that I have not experienced. The women in this book are brave. I enjoyed this book. I have recommened this book to many of my friends.

Really enjoyed reading this book this summer. This book gave me a huge perspective of these times. I have already told my best friend she needs to read this book!