Book Review: The Help


So I’m back again with yet another book review, I know I should be getting you more real posts , but I have been so caught up with life lately, that I can’t be bothered to write. Maybe, I’ll write a post about this later. This review is on a book that I finished while I was away for a bit, although you might not have noticed…this book is The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

The book was especially hyped  since there was a movie that came out with the same name. I think it was based on the book, but I could be wrong. I also haven’t seen it, but I may watch it in the future so then you’ll find a post on it then.
We are just two people. Not that much separates us. Not nearly as mush as I’d thought.
I thought that I should start this review off with my favorite quote from the book which also happens to be Kathryn Stockett’s favorite quote also.  This book is told from three perspectives: Aibileen, Minny, and Skeeter. Each of these people create a wonderful whole story that tels what life in Mississippi in the 1960s might have been like. Aibileen is a maid for Miss Leefort and has mostly cared for children all her life. Minny has also been a maid all her life, but because she has such a mouth on her that often causes her to get fired. Minny also comes from a bad family situation. Skeeter is a white woman who feels like just doesn’t fit in, in Mississippi  anymore and would rather be anywhere but here.
The book delves into their lives and the writing of the book, by the same title, you find yourself rooting for Skeeter to find a place where she belongs and answers to all the questions in her head. You hope for the best for Minny and are comforted and warmed by the thoughts and prayers of Aibileen. While reading the book, you also get to see from a black woman’s perspective what it might have been like to live in the South during that time.
I thought this book was an incredible read and kind of wished that I had read it earlier. I would definitely recommend this book if you haven’t read it. Let me know if you have read this book and what you thought of it, or if you  watched the movie and would recommend that I see it. I hope to see you soon with another post!

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