Friday, May 24, 2013

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

"The Help" is absolutely riveting. The cast of characters is phenomenal. The storyline makes for a compulsive read. There is never a dull moment. This book is set to be a classic. It is though provoking, compelling and powerful.

This book takes place in, Mississippi during the civil rights movement. It is narrated by three characters, giving their own voice and unique spin on things. "The Help" is about a young women named, Skeeter who becomes interested in life of black maids who work for white families. These maids raise the children, cook, clean, shop and make life easy for the very women who mistreat them.

Skeeter is able to convince one of the maids to share her stories about working for white families and over time more maids join in to create a eye opening, honest book, titled "Help."  The stories must be collected in secret and the book written by anonymous because,  Jim Crow Laws consider what they are doing illegal.

This is a must read book and I look forward to more reads by, Stockett. If you've put off reading this book for years, like I did, go get it now because it is so much more than, I imagined.

Grade: A+

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