Kathryn Stockett The Help

Kathryn Stockett The Help

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MS Stockett, please give us more! This was a terrific summer read. Stockett invites the reader into the world of 1960's Mississippi, a world clearly seen in black and white. The color comes from the strong women who find their voice. I loved my time with this book and truly did not want it to end. Delicious!

A great book. This is the author's first book and its a best seller, amazing! She has a wonderful way of saying things. This is a great book for a book club or summer read.

I am not sure what it was about this book.... it was phenomenal! It was something I would not normally pick up, set in the early 60's about housewives and their maids, but I am forever glad that I did. It was an intoxicating story that kept me interested from beginning to end. I learned more about what the life of a maid must have been like than I would generally care to know, but found it empowering, honest and something that made me want to learn and read more. Read this book. So good.

One of the best books I've read in a long time, the Help is set during the civil rights movement in Jackson, Miss., where black women were trusted to raise white children. One brave white woman who is fed up with the hypocrisy decides to write a book to tell the stories of these black maids. The result is a story that is both heart-wrenching and filled with hope at the same time. I found the book to be an extremely quick read, and like that it is told by three different perspectives. Overall, this was a great book that tackled a sensitive topic with poignancy and grace. I would highly recommend it to anyone!