Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Help [Stockett]

Book: The Help
Author: Kathryn Stockett

Review: Racial tensions are running high in Jackson, MS in 1960. When a recent college graduate decides to write a book about blacks working for whites, her life and the life of the women she interviews are put into danger yet changed forever.

Written from the perspective of 3 different women, I found myself engrossed in each of their stories. Skeeter-a single white woman who finished college and wants more out of life than a husband and kids; Minny, the best cook in town whose smart mouth continues to get her in trouble and Aibileen, Minny's best friend who takes care of white babies. I could not put this novel down-it was well written, engaging, well-paced and overall an excellent read. I highly recommend this.

Grade: A-


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I haven't read this although it's on my list. Something sort of related would be the Poisonwood Bible that you may like! By Barbara Kingsolver.