Book Review: The Help

The Help The Help by Kathryn Stockett

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book was truly wonderful. Set in 1960s Mississippi, it's the story of white society women and the black maids they employ. All sides of the relationship are explored, good and bad. In a lot of ways the domestics were just a small step above house slaves.

It's told in three different voices – Aibileen, an older maid; Minny, a hot-tempered maid who has trouble keeping quiet and Skeeter, a Junior Leaguer who doesn't fit in with her circle of high-society friends. This book had quite a bit of humor in it too; it was just fantastic all around.
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  • Average Jane

    I just read it this weekend and really loved it, too.