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.